Before you decide to get something inked on your body forever, think about how long forever really is. Sure, there are options these days for removal, but that”s a painful and expensive treatment which most people would probably prefer to avoid.
These mummies show just how permanent the body art can be. Researchers around the world have been stunned by the discovery of these these impeccably preserved pieces of human culture.
Otzi”s Soot Drawn Cures
Fire Mummy Tattooed Limbs from the Phillipines
The Omen Tattoos of the Headhunting Ibaloi
Shrunken Heads with Maori Moko Masks
Branded Hands in the Peruvian Highlands
The Altai Ice Maiden
Mythical Beasts on Ancient Kings
Fertility Ink of Peru
Full Body Tattoo Theories of Ancient Europe
(via All Day.)
The beautiful artwork proves how culturally significant the process of body art has always been. Even though the designs may have changed, the importance to those sporting ink remains the same.