There's plenty of evidence that women had tattoos on their bodies and limbs from figurines c. The purposes of prehistoric tattoos among the ancient Egyptians is currently a point of contention among many historians.
Some researchers believe that tattoos were used to mark prostitutes.
It has been speculated that these tattoos may have been related to pain relief treatments similar to acupressure or acupuncture.Nevertheless, while it is difficult to know when humans began to decorate their skin, some of the earliest preserved skin shows signs of tattooing, maintains Jablonski. Written records for the mummy of Amunet who was a priestess to the goddess Hathor whose body was found at Thebes, revealed that there were many dots and lines tattooed across her body.A recent discovery of a prehistoric "workshop" in the South African cave of Blombos, for example, evidenced the manufacture of ochre in a cave where there was no evidence of any wall painting. The different dots and lines follow the flow of blood throughout the body and aimed at aligning the human life force with the celestial flow of energy in the universe.And the same griffon's head is shown on the back of the animal.The mouth of a spotted panther with a long tail is seen at the legs of a sheep.