Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium

Underneath their sober lab coats and flannel shirts, scientists hide images of their scientific passions.

Writer Carl Zimmer wondered aloud whether many scientists have tattoos that reflect their science or other geeky interests, and the response was an emphatic yes. He's posting the photos and stories of scientific ink up at the Science Tattoo Emporium. Today's is a gorgeous backpiece of the tree of life, belonging to a grad student in zoology at the University of Melbourne.

Of course, now I'm curious -- do any of you makers, builders, tinkerers, and crafters have geeky tattoos? If not, what would your tattoo be?

Carl Zimmer writes a fascinating science blog called The Loom along with other science journalism.

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Boowiggins6 years ago
If you consider anime tattoos geeky, yes.
bandwidth bust... I got 300GB bandwidth for free and 8GB storage...
reno_dakota (author)  Weissensteinburg9 years ago
Aww, bandwidth-exceeded error, I can't see the image.
Sinster9 years ago
I have ink.. but wouldn't put anything on my forearms like that.
reno_dakota (author)  Sinster9 years ago
...But do you have science ink?
Isn't everything science..
reno_dakota (author)  Sinster9 years ago
Well, eventually, yes. But I might argue that some things are more science than others. :)
When I was trying to learn the quadratic formula, I asked my teacher if it would be considered cheating to just tattoo it onto my arm.

She said no.
My teacher has a tattoo of the chemical formula for natural sugar.
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