Over the past year I’ve seen an increase of the number of plague doctor images floating around. Whether it’s from tattoos, or period films, it seems the collective consciousness of North America has started to embrace the image of these notorious doctors. While the time of the plague doctor was certainly before the 1800s, this tattoo by Kerri Kiple from Rendezvous Tattoo & Body Piercing in Marqette, MI takes on an almost late Victorian feel. While I hesitate to use the word, it almost is close to a steampunk interpretation. In any case, it’s a great addition to the Sci-fi and Horror tattoo gallery.