figures (tattoo illustration)

Wooden model figure of a naked man, standing upright on a wooden base. The legs are apart, with the right knee slightly lifted, the left arm is by his side, and the right arm lifted to chest height. There are bands of tattoo designs on the legs, over the knee to the middle of the thighs. The figure has long hair tied up in a bun on the top of the head.

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