3,600-year-old tattoo kit found


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3,600-year-old tattoo kit found

It saw some action, I reckon.


Those ‘pointy wild turkey bones’ don’t look nearly pointy enough! I hope they would have been re-sharpened just before use…


So we know definitively that tatoos and brewing correlate with the rise of civilization


Similar tools would also be useful for pottery designs used by the Anasazi. Turkeys were plentiful in their world.



I was just thinking blunt = painful!


This kit is probably still cleaner than the ones they use down at Inkin’ N Stinkin’ in good ol’ Hamilton Ontario.


If you go to the South Pacific they still do tatoos like this. And, yes, it hurts like hell.


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