The other night, I saw one of the coolest tattoos I’d seen in a long time. This guy had a full sleeve design of the Galapagos finches surrounded by native flowers completely covering his upper arm. It was ridiculously awesome.
Tattoos are one of the ways the usually sterile, boring nature of science and math can be transformed into an exciting, sexy, exhilarating subject. Carl Zimmer, a science writer who presented at NECSS last weekend, keeps a compilation of these delightfully geeky designs in a section of his blog, which he calls The Science Tattoo Emporium. There are a lot of them. He’ll be publishing a book with the contributions entitled Science Ink, to be released in October.
Do you have any science tattoos? What cool geek tattoos have you seen? Do you think that tattoos about science make the subject more badass, or are they just geeky and ill-advised?
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