A 2,000-year-old tattoo tool is the oldest in western North America

Made of cactus spines, the artifact has been sitting in storage since 1972

2000-year-old tattoo tool

TATTOO YOU  A tattoo-making tool, with a business end consisting of two pigment-stained cactus spines, dates to almost 2,000 years ago.

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