Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

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Man, is anything cooler than science? Design is cool, for sure, but science! Science. Science is full of fun facts, theories and engaging graphics. Perfect for something to permanently tattoo onto your body, don’t you think? Book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

“Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. This fascinating book showcases hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics and reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to inscribe their obsessions in their skin. Best of all, each tattoo provides a leaping-off point for bestselling essayist and lecturer Zimmer to reflect on the science in question, whether it’s the importance of an image of Darwin’s finches or the significance of the uranium atom inked into the chest of a young radiologist.”

Nestled among round-up posts this week will be a series of things that I happened to earmark as something cool to post about in 2011, but I never got to. Out with the old and in with the new! I’m gonna clean out my “to post about” list so I can come atcha fresh in the new year!

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  1. bminimal

    Dec 29, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    is the man of this ink single? these are a few of my favorite things..

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Dec 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

      You’re right…they really should have partnered the images in this book with information about the dating status of some of the tattoo models!

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