Science Tattoos

Willow-Brugh-tattoo

A few years back, I [science journalist Carl Zimmer] noticed a DNA tattoo on the arm of a neuroscientist. He informed me that it spelled out his wife’s initials according to the genetic code.

I’ve archived the ~300 tattoos here at National Geographic so that future generations of researchers can analyze them for clues to the folkways of scientists and the scientifically-minded in the early twenty-first century.

murchison

scitat_cell_2

biopolymers

By Carl Zimmer via National Geographic.
Zimmer’s book available on Amazon as Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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