Foreign News: Tattoo

In Paris, "Antoine the Knife Thrower," notorious apaché, was persuaded by the police to explain how he had managed to erase from his chest two gorgeous tattooed designs seen upon him when last arrested. Sepia, charcoal and cinnabar bite deep. Science has failed to discover how to blench their mordant effects. Antoine's recipe, reluctantly yielded: pour concentrated tannic acid upon the illuminated parts, inject it into the skin by close punctures with needles, rub lightly over with a crayon of silver nitrate. With the thick black scab, off comes the tattooing.


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