Museum of the Origins of Man
ZOOMORPHIC, ANTHROPOMORPHIC AND GEOMETRIC TATTOOS FOR HUMAN BODY BEAUTY IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC
Fig. F59) Tattoo of animal figures on the human body.
They come from a grave in which the ice has preserved the corpse.
Age about 2500 years.
Pazyryk (Altai Mountains) Siberia.
Civilization of Scythes.
The style of tattooing has a component of Chinese art.
The design is a reconstruction by archaeologists.
Fig. F60) Men entirely covered by tattoos.
An 1841 drawing by a European.
Tattoos were a decoration for body beauty. It was a tradition, and a fashion, that has diminished in Hawaii, but has become common in Europe. Many young people today have tattoos on various parts of the body, even on the shaven scalp. Tattoos, in black or in color, can have various designs, from dragons to a sweetheart's name.
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