The tattooing tools are believed to be partly made from human bone. Photo: Griffith University

2,700-year-old tattoo kit found in Tonga the world’s oldest, say Australian researchers

  • The kit was excavated by archaeologists in 1963, and included four narrow combs and an ink pot
  • The scientists say the ancient tools “continue to be used today”
Topic |   Pacific nations

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The tattooing tools are believed to be partly made from human bone. Photo: Griffith University
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