In the middle I would do lilies, the left would have a feather and music notes coming out of it and on the right I would have a butterfly sitting on top of it with two skulls looking at each other one on each wing

I like the idea of flowers or foliage growing out of the heart. Could be a good way to include the heart with other aspects of a tattoo, rather than a heart just by itself

Coffee, thread, pencil, ink Anatomical <3

Lovely anatomical art by Lynz Mayfield Rupture - Coffee, Pencil, Ink, Thread

Broken Heart with Repair Work, art illustration, stitched art. I want something like this with ravens coming out of the arteries and the word nevermore through it.

Plastination is a technique or process used in anatomy to preserve bodies or body parts, first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. Water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample. If you love medical and anatomy do not miss this Body Worlds exhibit when it comes to your area.


Plasticized body of man holding its own skin. and his face reminds me of the bad guy in mortal combat

Gunther von Hagens' BodyWorlds - most amazing exhibit EVER.

Gunther von Hagens' BodyWorlds - most amazing exhibit EVER. Cannot wait to go to another exhibit!

lynn skordal - Google Search

Lynn Skordal uses a variety of media, including collage on paper and occasionally embroidery to create arresting pieces of contemporary art.

'Animal Inside Out' (Natural History Museum, London) were preserved using 'plastination' by the team behind Gunther von Hagens's famous Body Worlds exhibition.

Animal Inside Out exhibition at the Natural History Museum - in pictures

An exhibition opens on Friday 6 April at the Natural History Museum in London that reveals the internal workings of animals

The musculoskeletal system

Amazing illustration of the skeletal system with muscle mass that is hand-felted onto handmade abaca paper and stitched-in cardiovascular system. Piece is called "Systems" by Dan Breckermeyer My inner geek. It swoons.