Ancient Tattoos Found On Mummies Are Incredibly Preserved Pieces of Artwork Which Show The Permanence of Body Art

3. The Omen Tattoos of the Headhunting Ibaloi

The Omen Tattoos of the Headhunting Ibaloi

The 15th century headhunting Ibaloi of the mountain region of Kabayan covered their chests and backs with the elaborate inkwork of geometric shapes and creatures of prey. If they saw someone with more impressive tats on the battlefield, they would immediately retreat as it was seen as a bad omen.