A tattoo on the left hip bone of the mummified Egyptian woman from Tomb 298.

Childbirth Protective Tattoos Found on Ancient Egyptian Mummies

A tattoo on the left hip bone of a mummified Egyptian woman buried in Deir el-Medina. (Image credit: Anne Austin/University of Missouri-St. Louis) Lower back tattoos may seem like an early 21st century fad popularized by celebrities wearing low-rise jeans, but new archaeological evidence from Egyptian mummies shows the practice is actually more than three …

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