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The first human beings existed approximately two million years ago. Now, this may seem like a very long time ago, however, it's nothing compared to many of the pre-historic creatures that once roamed the Earth. After the dinosaurs and before humans took over, there were two types of mammals that populated our planet—Saber-Tooth predators and Mammoths. 

These creatures are long gone, however, based on their skeletons paleontologists have a good idea about how they lived. Then there's also the fictional film series "Ice Age," which may not be scientifically accurate but still very entertaining nonetheless. 

Take a look at some of our favorite Saber-Tooth and Mammoth tattoos from talented artists in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite tattoo from this list in the comments section on social media. 


Alternatively spelled Sabre-Tooth

Existed: 42 Million-11,000 Years Ago (Eocene Epoch to Pleistocene Epoch)

Best Known Genera: Smilodon (Saber-Toothed Tiger)

Diet: Carnivore 

Famous Depictions: Sabretooth (played by Tyler Mane) ("X-Men" 2000) and Diego (voiced by Denis Leary) ("Ice Age" 2002)


Existed: 5 Million to 4,000 Years Ago (Pliocene Epoch to Holocene Epoch)

Best Known Genera: Mammuthus (Woolly Mammoth)

Diet: Herbivore

Famous Depictions: Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah ("Ice Age" 2002)