Tattoos are not a common sight on stamps, but the avid researcher is going to find quite a couple of exquisite examples. Below you will find a ‘starter kit’ – make sure to let me know if you happen to find other examples of tattoos on stamps.
United Arab Emirates
Let’s start from the light stuff. The United Arab Emirates issued in 1998 this series of stamps featuring intricate hand henna-based tattoos. Brilliant!
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If you ever asked yourself whether there are or not sauna and baths stamps, well, the answer is going to be yes. With Finland as the main issuer of such stamps – but that’s not really a surprise for anyone, is it?
These stamps from Former Czechoslovakia present the baths of several known locations, such as Piešťany and Vyšné Ružbachy (nowadays in Slovakia); or Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary (currently in the Czech Republic).
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