Scientists have discovered the oldest tattoo done on our planet. Apparently, lines and crosses were not performed the role of decoration, but had a deeper meaning. Experts suggest that rubbing charcoal in the incisions on the skin was considered in ancient times the healing procedure.
Thousands of years ago tattooing did not Shine with originality. In most cases, scientists found areas of skin on which were plotted the crosses, lines, and scars without pigment. Only over time, scientists believe, the cult of the tattoo has spread around the world, and its meaning has changed.
Now scientists continue research in this direction. The last discovery, according to preliminary data, can be up to 6 thousand years. However, in the future, archaeologists will probably find even more ancient mummies with images on the skin.