Dating to between 3351 to 3017 BC, tattoos of animals and motifs have been discovered on an Egyptian mummy at British Museum. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES-VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Researchers used infrared technology to find figural tattoos of a wild bull and a sheep on the upper arm of a male mummy. The mummy belongs to Egypt’s Predynastic period, the era preceding the country’s unification by the first pharaoh at around 3100 BC. All visible skin on the mummified individual was examined for signs of body modification…
PARIS: Microscopic particles from tattoo ink can migrate into the body and wind up in lymph nodes, crucial hubs of the human immune system, a study revealed on Tuesday. The tiny particles -- measuring a few millionths to a few billionths of a centimetre -- include molecules from preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt, researchers reported in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports. Tattoo colouring is composed of various organic and inorganic pigments, and can be contaminated…
TEHRAN: A popular Iranian actress has found herself at the centre of a dispute over feminism in the Islamic republic after cameras appeared to capture a "women power" symbol tattooed on her arm.
BANGALORE: Hardline Hindu activists threatened to "skin" an Australian visitor who had a tattoo of a Hindu goddess on his leg, police said Monday, adding they were looking for the culprits.