The intricate patterns of 2,500-year-old tattoos - some from the body of a Siberian ‘princess’ preserved in the permafrost - have been revealed in Russia.

The intricate patterns of 2,500-year-old tattoos - some from the body of a Siberian ‘princess’ preserved in the permafrost - have been revealed in Russia.

World's most ancient elaborate tattoos. Found on mummified remains of Princess Urok, entombed in Siberia. http://siberiantimes.com/culture/others/features/siberian-princess-reveals-her-2500-year-old-tattoos/

World's most ancient elaborate tattoos. Found on mummified remains of Princess Urok, entombed in Siberia. http://siberiantimes.com/culture/others/features/siberian-princess-reveals-her-2500-year-old-tattoos/

I absolutely love this! https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1558494_10152099273685502_1496622824_n.jpg

I absolutely love this! https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1558494_10152099273685502_1496622824_n.jpg

The tattoos of one of two warriors found on the ancient permafrost burial site at Ukok Plateau some 2,500 metres above sea level close to Russia's frontiers with modern day Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan

The tattoos of one of two warriors found on the ancient permafrost burial site at Ukok Plateau some 2,500 metres above sea level close to Russia's frontiers with modern day Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan

Tattoos on a Pazyryk woman. Significantly earlier than I'm looking at for a persona, but a similar region, so it's still interesting.

Tattoos on a Pazyryk woman. Significantly earlier than I'm looking at for a persona, but a similar region, so it's still interesting.

Aw. Old tattoo love <3 I adore this. For those that wonder if people will regret their tats at older age... I don't think so as they are part of our history and how we choose to remember it.

Aw. Old tattoo love <3 I adore this. For those that wonder if people will regret their tats at older age... I don't think so as they are part of our history and how we choose to remember it.

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