Meet the Tattooed Viking They Call "The Beast"

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You Won't Believe This Body Builder Exists

Vikings were Norse pirates who raided and traded across northern, central, and eastern Europe from the 8th through the 11th centuries. One of the most notable Vikings in history was Leif Erikkson, who is considered the first European to set foot on North American soil, beating Christopher Columbus by over 500 years! These Scandinavian seafarers may be long gone, however, their legacy continues to live on through ancient rune stones and burial sites, reconstructions of mighty longships, and an exaggerated stereotype of a rugged warrior. And although these stereotypes are largely propaganda perpetuated over many centuries, modern day Danish bodybuilder and tattoo collector Jens Dalsgaard fit the image of a Viking to a T.

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