Understanding, treating skin adornments

February 6, 2004

Tattooing, body piercing, and other skin adornments are nothing new.When the body of the Ice Man was discovered frozen in the mountains of NorthernItaly, 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.