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Here is the link Pretty cool that her tattoos were still visible after 2,500 years. Real crisp and clear better than some modern one's I've seen.
Researchers estimate the mysterious woman, known as the Ukok princess, was probably 25 years old when she died nearly 2,500 years ago, ABC News reports. She was most likely a member of the Pazyryk tribe, nomads who lived in the Altai mountains of Siberia. Her mummy was discovered in 1993. It was kept preserved in the permafrost, which is why her tattoos are still visible.
So the tats on the "Ice Man" were only lines while this woman had some pretty intense work. From the ole wikipedia had to say on the history of tattoos China had some ancient tat work but for apparently different reasons.Wikipedia
“Compared to all tattoos found by archeologists around the world, those on the mummies of the Pazyryk people are the most complicated and the most beautiful,” Dr. Natalia Polosmak, the lead researcher, told The Siberian Times. “More ancient tattoos have been found, like the Ice Man found in the Alps - but he only had lines, not the perfect and highly artistic images one can see on the bodies of the Pazyryks. It is a phenomenal level of tattoo art. Incredible.”
Originally posted by hangedman13
Real crisp... ...better than some modern one's I've seen.
I like the reference to a griffons beak as if it was a actual animal.
She had tattoos on both arms, from shoulders to wrists, with some on the fingers, too. The best preserved of all was a tattoo on her left shoulder, featuring a dear with griffon's beak and a Capricorn's horns. A bit below is a sheep, with a snow leopard by its feet.'