Lars Krutak is well known to the general public due to his participation in the television series Hunter for Tattoos , which was once successfully aired on Discovery . Whether there is officially such a profession as a tattoo anthropologist is not known, but Lars Krutak calls himself that way. He is a full member of the anthropology department at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in the United States , and his specialty is the study of the historical aspect of tattooing.
At the end of November 2017, the book Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing (The Tattoo of the Ancients: Archeology of the Tattoo) , published by Lars Krutak, was published . The 392 full-color pages will scientifically answer many questions that relate to the role of tattoo in ancient human society. It is argued that this is the first edition in the world dedicated exclusively to this subject.
Tribal tattoos — a reflection of the achievements that made their carrier
“In various popular science articles there is a perception that the main purpose of tattooing in ancient society was only the decoration of the human body. Indeed, some nations perceived a tattoo only as a means of improving their appearance, but among general practice this was the exception rather than the rule. ”
“Most tribal tattoos are a reflection of any accomplishments made by their wearer. Also, very often tattoos were made as a medical tool in the treatment of any disease, for example, . One way or another, ancient tattoos are what are called biographies, ” Lars Krutak shares her authoritative opinion.