When the animated film Madagascar was released back in 2005 I think the entire world fell in love with lemurs, as did tattoo collectors.
Madagascar isn't just the name of the film, but it's the island nation and home to all 100 species of lemurs. The mouse lemur is the smallest of all lemur species, weighing in at a minuscule 1.1 ounce. However, 2000 years ago there were species of lemurs as large as gorillas.
Lemurs are considered the world's most endangered mammal, and, like with most animals, humans are responsible for their rapidly declining numbers. Soon all that might be left of lemurs are these tattoos...
Cover image by Yago Partal.