body mods have been and still ‘R us!


Oetzi craze is still going strong but another ancient star is emerging – Ukok who’s been alive 2,500 years ago. She was tattooed, apparently quite special and now her face was reconstructed! Using this occasion, let me also remind all of us about other interesting examples of the very old human love for body modification – a woman from 1,300 years ago and the Wari culture from South America (700-1000 AD) whose preserved artifacts show that the Wari people stretched their ears.

tattoos in North Korea

And now for something entirely different but from a land where the time seems to be passing very slow: tattoos in north Korea!

Freedom Tattoos on the web

The Freedom Tattoos project from Poland hit also German headlines which is quite cool!