In 1876 the famous P.T. Barnum Circus has a sensational new attraction. It is the charming Prince George Costentenus. During an expedition in Burma he falls into the hands of the Royal Army. They torture him by tattooing his entire body with Burmese designs, 388 in total. This story, his tattoos and his great personal charm, made him very popular with the ladies, and he could command a thousand dollars a week as a living exhibit. He is one of the reasons that Burmese tattoos are hugely popular with the European elite in the 19th century.

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