Female Mummy Sports Siberian Tattoos


Adelle Platon | August 17, 2012 - 4:54 pm

We apologize in advance if you’ve already eaten your lunch.

Researchers have found a mummified female body in Siberia swagged out with modern-looking tattoos.

According to ABC News, the woman is probably a 25-year-old Ukok princess, who was buried some 2,500 years ago and found in 1993. She was most likely a member of the Pazyryk tribe who inhibited the area for centuries.

“Compared to all tattoos found by archeologists around the world, those on the mummies of the Pazyryk people are the most complicated and the most beautiful,” said Natalia Polosmak, the lead researcher, in an interview with The Siberian Times. “It is a phenomenal level of tattoo art. Incredible.”

In case you may want to check it out yourself, the body will be kept in a special mausoleum at the Republican National Museum in capital Gorno-Altaisk, where she will eventually be displayed in a glass sarcophagus to tourists.