Did ancient Egyptians have tattoos?


Did ancient Egyptians have tattoos?

Oldest Example of Tattooed Skin:

One of the oldest examples of tattooed skin can be found on the naturally preserved remains of Ötzi the Iceman. Ötzi's body has up to 61 tattoos that cover the torso, legs, one of his wrists, and back; they date to around 3400 BCE.

Answer and Explanation:

Yes, the ancient Egyptians had tattoos. Tattoos, like talismans and amulets, were often perceived as having some sort of magic and had ritual and...

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