Jeffrey Silverthorne inspired tattoo on Richard Sawdonsmith

Jeffrey Silverthorne inspired tattoo on Richard Sawdonsmith

A friend of Street Anatomy’s since our gallery show in 2010, British photographer Richard Sawdonsmith has been working to expand his anatomical tattoos.  This has entailed extending the arteries and veins stemming from his heart tattoo on the front of his body.

A recent addition to Richard’s body is a full length back tattoo based on an autopsy scar inspired by Jeffrey Silverthorne’s photos of the 1970s.  Silverthorne is famous for his photos based on sex and death.  Take a look through Silverthorne’s photos here (NSFW).  His autopsy and morgue photos are particularly chilling, yet serene.