Ötzi The Iceman
Ötzi, the Iceman, was found in 1991 in The Ötztal Alps. The well-preserved mummy lived around 3,300 BC and had a total of 61 tattoos, consisting of 19 groups of black lines ranging from 1 to 3 mm in thickness and 7 to 40 mm long. To this day, Ötzi is the oldest tattooed human mummy discovered. His body and belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.
Selling your body for advertisement!
Some brands will pay good money to have people tattoo their logo on their skin.Billy Gibby, AKA Billy the Billboard, has around 37 tattoos , most of them sponsorship ones on his face.
The Most Tattooed Couple
Chuck Helmke and Charlotte Guttenberg are the Guinness World Record for ‘The Most Tattooed Couple’. The actual title is “Most Tattooed Senior Citizen, Male and Most Tattooed Senior Citizen, Female”. They met in 2006 in the studio where Charlotte was getting tattooed, and they now have full-body suits including their heads.
Words by Sabrina Selkis (iamtattooednanny.com)
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