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Vancouver tattoo show to display preserved skin of dead tattoo artist

Rumneek Johal Apr 18, 2019 11:45 am 60

The Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show is taking place this weekend in Vancouver, and one former tattoo artists’ preserved skin will be on display to showcase his tattoos and carry on his legacy.

Well-known Saskatoon tattoo artist Chris Wenzel’s skin has been immortalized by an American company Save My Ink Forever. 

The company has developed a unique process to preserve tattoos in order to fulfill their mission of “carrying on loved one’s stories forever” and to create an everlasting memorial to the loved ones of their customers.

Wenzel’s skin was displayed at the Sasktoon tattoo expo last weekend, and will also be displayed in Vancouver this weekend.


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The Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show also took to their Facebook page to remember Chris’ legacy, which will be celebrated at the show. “Come by this weekend and celebrate the life of our dearest friend Chris Wenzel — you will forever be in our hearts,” said the post.

According to Electric Underground, the tattoo shop in Saskatoon where Chris worked before his passing, “Chris Wenzel was a self-educated tattoo artist,” who did his first tattoo at the age of nine.

To learn more about the Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show where Chris’ tattoos will be displayed, click here.

Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show 2019 

When: Friday April 19 to Sunday April 21
Time: Friday 4 to 11 pm, Saturday 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday 11 to 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, Hall B
Cost: $25 for a day pass or $50 for a weekend pass

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