Instagram's Tattooed Medical Gore Queen
Tattooed pathologist's assistant Nicole Angemi's controversial Instagram account mrs_angemi shows the human body in death and disease.
With more than 600k followers on Instagram Nicole is bringing shock and awe. Her morbid "show and tell" method has been both praised and criticized for what she is doing by the public. Some say she is just trying to get a name for herself by shamelessly using photos without the permission of the families of the dead. Others are fascinated and applaud her attempt to educate on a subject that has been taboo for decades.
This is NOT for everyone, but for the thousands of you out there curious about how the human body works and looks like, I'll leave the decision up to you.
As a 14 year old punk Nicole started her tattoos early. At the hospital she works at she tries to cover them as much as possible when working but admits she doesn't have the most professional look, and doesn't care.
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She uses the Latin phrase "Mortui Vivos Docent " which means "The dead teach the living"
In a video interview for Motherboard, an online science and technology magazine started by VICE, Angemi said her reason for doing this was to educate and allow access to medical archives that everyone should have the right to see.
With over 600k followers her posts often get more than 5k likes. Her account has been shut down several times and her pictures are reported on a daily basis. That doesn't stop Angemi continue with her crusade to make this information available to anyone who wants to see.
Her Forensic Friday section is very popular posting actual images from criminal cases.
Another popular post is her mystery diagnosis. Like a game she posts a pic of an unknown disease and her followers try to guess what it is. She then reposts with answers a few days after.
People all over the world from different nations follow and comment on this fascinating subject. Medical students and people interested in the human body are among the biggest commenters.
Graphic images like this often get reported but Angemi keeps identities from being revealed.
Nicole now has a You Tube channel, Twitter and website iheartautopsy.com. What's next for her? Who'd like to see a reality show? I certainly would.