Mummy Knuckles

Found these via the excellent Needled blog.

The Smithsonian magazine had a few articles about tattooing and this picture was in with the bunch. Here’s the caption:

The tattooed right hand of a Chiribaya mummy is displayed at El Algarrobal Museum, near the port of Ilo in southern Peru. The Chiribaya were farmers who lived from A.D. 900 to 1350.