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Otzi the 5,300 year old Iceman has 61 Tattoos

Isn’t it awesome to know that the people before us were really tattooed?! Everyone, meet Otzi: the 5,300 year old glacier mummy that was discovered by hikers in 1991 in the Otztal Alps near the Italian-Austrian border that has 61 tattoos!


In September 1991, German tourists Helmut & Erika Simon found Otzi’s body as seen in the image above. At first it was thought as a modern corpse…but after the body has been examined, x-rayed and sampled microscopically, the corpse revealed a fantastic surprise: it’s 5,300 years old already!



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