Scientists Have Mapped All of Ötzi the Iceman's 61 Tattoos

Proving that tattoos can age well, all 61 tattoos on the mummified Ötzi the Iceman have been mapped — and they still look pretty darn good, all things considered.

Anthropologists mapped the ink on the 5,300-year-remains using a new imaging technique, revealing previously-unknown tattoos. With this new census in hand, researchers hope to finally answer the question of what the tattoos mean.
Ancient Ink
In September 1991, two tourists discovered the Iceman’s remains nestled into a glacie

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