A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the History of Tattoos

In an indelible animation from TED-Ed, educator Addison Anderson explains the long history of tattooing, which dates back at least as long as 8,000 years ago.

Tattooed mummies attest to the universality of body modification across the millennia — and to the fact that you really were stuck with it forever, if your civilization never got around to inventing laser removal.