eyelid-tattoo

Print No. 18, Sergei Vasiliev, 1992. Corrective Labour Colony No.6. Farnosovo, Chelyabinsk Region. 
"Tattoos on the eyelids are made by inserting a metal spoon under the lid so that the ‘needle’ doesn’t penetrate the eye. Here the text reads ‘They’re / Sleeping’. It is common for this type of tattoo to personify the part of the body on which they appear, for example tattoos across the feet might say ‘They’re tired / of walking’." -Fuel Design