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Vatican hires tattoo remover - to clean its sculptures:Cheshire firm steps in to clean up papal household's dirt-encrusted art-works with machines designed to remove tattoo ink from skin

Jun 24, 2015 - The Guardian (London)

When a senior Vatican official made a call to a tattoo removal specialist, it was not a red-faced cardinal hoping to erase an anchor on his biceps. The Vatican Museum had requested the use of tattoo removal equipment for the delicate removal of dirt particles covering some of its most priceless works.

Reached through one of its Italian associates, Lyntons Lasers, the Cheshire company that supplied the tatto removers, later donated one of its machines to the museum.

Mediaeval sculptur...