Sign of the times

January 1, 2004
Lisette Hilton

Lisette Hilton is president of Words Come Alive, based in Boca Raton, Florida.

Washington, D.C. -- Tattooing, body piercing, and other skin adornments are nothing new. When the body of the Ice Man was discovered frozen in the mountains of Northern Italy, the well-preserved, 5,300-year-old corpse had tattoos on its knees. One belief is that the tattooing might have been for medicinal reasons - to remedy his arthritic knees.