Ancient Thai Tattoo Tools

Tattoo tools through history

A pal sent me a fascinating piece on tattoo instruments dating as far back as the ancient Egyptians.  Sometimes, it is easy to forget that humans have been tattooing themselves for all of our history.

With the discovery of the oldest tattooed mummy, Iceman in 1991, the practice of marking the body is has been going on for some 5,200 years.  The mind reals at the thought of tattoos not just lasting a lifetime, but also lasting thousands of years, generations, in fact.

It does make one wonder what future archeologists might make of the tattoo art we are wearing now.

Below is the link to the Short History of Tattoo Tools, enjoy!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/short-visual-history-of-tattoo-tools.

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