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The Return of the Science Tattoo Emporium

A few years back, I 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. And that enchanting discovery turned me, much to my own surprise, into an amateur anthropologist of scientist body art and the author of Science Ink: […]…

Nature’s Swirl [Science Tattoo Emporium]

Chris Daub writes: I don’t know if you are still collecting these, but I wanted to send you a pic of my recent tattoo of a Von Karman vortex street.  This is a (reasonably) faithful representation of an image from an actual experiment to produce this phenomenon, from the book An Album of Fluid Motion […]…

Science Tattoo Emporium–The Book!

It was three years ago to the day that I wondered out loud whether scientists wore tattoos of their science. The result was a resounding yes, and that yes turned into the Science Tattoo Emporium. And today, I’m pleased to announce, the emporium is going to turn into a book. The book, tentatively entitled Science […]…

Science Tattoo Emporium: How To Get In

The Science Tattoo Emporium continues to thrive, long after I first wondered aloud in August 2007 whether scientists had any cool tattoos of their research hidden under their lab coats. I continue to get photos at a regular rate, and as I post new ones, they continue to get noticed anew by places like Digg […]…

Eye of Newt, Oil of Meteorite [Science Tattoo Emporium]

From Rob Wesel, meteorite-lover and -purveyor. For some time I have wanted to get a tattoo to depict my appreciation for meteorites. On September 28, 1969 meteorites fell in Murchison, Australia. On September 28, 2004 our daughter Christina (a.k.a. Pinky) was born. As if wasn’t already a top-fiver for it’s amino acids, Murchison quickly moved […]…

Just Follow The Light…[Science Tattoo Emporium]

John writes, “I got it because I’m studying Marine sciences with a Bio minor at Coastal Carolina University, In my junior year and things are starting to get tough. I tend to not finish things I start. This is my motivation to persist and to succeed.” For more on the humpback anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsonii), see […]…

Re-Discover the Science Tattoo Emporium

If you’re new to the Loom, you may not be aware that I have a thing for science tattoos. It’s been exactly a year since I noticed a tattoo on the shoulder of a friend who’s a geneticist at Columbia. The tattoo was DNA, and it spelled his wife’s initials in the genetic code. So […]…

Welcome to the Science Tattoo Emporium

After six months of science tattoo madness, the ink keeps flowing. To keep up with the rising tide, please visit their new home: The Science Tattoo Emporium. (You can also get there via http://sciencetattoo.com ) I have an amazing backlog of tattoos to post there, which I will be doing so once at day–with an […]…

The Predicted Tattoo (Science Ink Sunday)

Daniella Perry writes, This is an image of a hawk moth and Darwin’s orchid. It spoke to me for its history, beauty, and simplicity, as well as its significance in demonstrating the predictive power of Darwin’s theory of evolution by means of natural selection. This orchid (Angraecum sesquipedale) is endemic to Madagascar and has an […]…
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Power, Speed, and Tattoos [Science Ink Sunday]

Jon Clarke writes, “As an avid cyclist and physics teacher, I had a tattoo a few months ago on my calf, and wondered whether that would fit with your archive. Having been given a cycle computer a year ago, I was frustrated and surprised that no matter how hard I cycled–on a level road without […]…

Today’s Microbiology Class Will Be At the Tattoo Parlor (Science Ink Sunday)…

Jonathan Kurtz writes, “I started graduate school four years ago, studying the immune responses to chronic Salmonella infection in mice, similar to typhoid fever in humans. “My project developed into defining how infections are combated in different anatomical locations and the host/microbial factors dictate these responses. I am scheduled to do my post-graduate studies with […]…

How Quarks Changed A Life (Science Tattoo Sunday)

Xue Sun writes, “I’ve attached a photo of some relatively recent ink I got on my waist, done by Nalla at Goose in Brooklyn, NY. It’s a diagram of the bubble chamber event that led to the discovery of the charmed baryon. While I’m actually a neuroscientist and not a physicist, it was learning about quarks in high school […]…

Tectonic Skin (Saturday Science Tattoo)

Anna writes, “I’m a geology student at UCSC and I got to thinking what tattoo would really encapsulate the major, regardless of what I do with it. Plate tectonics is the driving force behind all geologic processes; it’s crazy to me how young the science is. So I got a tattoo, a map of the […]…

The Mysteries of the Dinosaur Tattoo

Brian Switek writes, I have an Allosaurus on my arm. Heart of Gold Tattoo artist Jon McAffee put it there a few weeks ago. I think the tattoo—designed for me by friend and artist Glendon Mellow—came out beautifully. Contorted into the classic dinosaur death pose, the Jurassic apex predator is an expression of my passions […]…

Archaeopteryx: The Embargoed Tattoo

A fair number of scientists like to get a tattoo to celebrate their research. Ryan Carney, a biologist at Brown University has taken the practice one step further. He’s gotten a tattoo that shows the key finding of a paper he and his colleagues have just published today. They studied a fossil feather from Archaeopteryx, the […]…