There Are More Painful Things [Science Tattoo]

fulvic440Corey writes, “I got this tattoo as an homage to the pain of my graduate work.  It’s a model of fulvic acid which is a representation of natural organic matter in the soil. I work with this molecule for my grad work and I figured I might as well get it etched into my skin so I can look at it and say, ‘Well, at least it hurt less than grad school at Cornell.'”

You can see the rest of the Science Tattoo Emporium here or in my book, Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

0 thoughts on “There Are More Painful Things [Science Tattoo]

  1. Well, at least it hurt less than grad school at Cornell.

    lol! Many things hurt less than grad school! :-))))

  2. I have been considering getting oxytocin tattooed on me for the past 2 years…I intern in a la studying pairbonding and the neuroendocrinological mechanisms underlying the hormone… I LOVE that you got it tattooed on you! I was suggested to wait 5 years to see if I still felt the same way as to ensure making a rational decision, but the more I see others in the science field get science tattoos, the more willing I am to consider getting it sooner! I am all for cool small tattoos that you do research with!

  3. Awesome science tattoo!

    Unfortunately the molecule I worked on during grad school is too complex. Luckily there are many other interesting molecules out there!

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