Man sells his tattooed skin to art collector who will have him flayed when he dies | The Independent

Tim Steiner has a work of art inked on him, but he’s only the “temporary frame”. He was tattooed a decade ago by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye – know for his controversial work on pigs – the design on his back he volunteered to be the canvas for involving a haloed Madonna, a Mexican-style skull, swallows, rose, joe fish and children frolicking among lotus flowers and taking 40 hours to complete. In 2008, the work, entitled TIM, was sold to German art collector Rik Reinking, with Steiner getting a third of the sum.

Source: Man sells his tattooed skin to art collector who will have him flayed when he dies | The Independent