Science Tattoos

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I have a tattoo fetish (ambigrams = awesome) as well as a strong desire never to go through the pain of getting one.

But they’re still fun to look at.

And Carl Zimmer has a bundle of awesome science-related tattoos.

Like Darwin Kong:


Chris writes, “I teach science at a public school in eastern Mass. This tattoo was taken from a New Yorker cartoon that my wife and I both have hanging in our classroom’s (she teaches science, too). Most people think it’s her Dad…there is a resemblance. When told it’s Charles Darwin, too many people reply, “Who’s Charles Darwin?”. It’s kind of sad. I call this Darwin Kong, the establishment trying to destroy Darwin for the same reason it destroyed Kong, it just didn’t understand him.”

Plenty more where that came from.

(Thanks to Rose for the link!)

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  • Justin jm

    I like his analogy. That said, I can’t imagine getting a tattoo like that; it’s a bit over the top. Actually, I wouldn’t get any sort of body image that you can’t easily remove later.

  • Are the smudges part of the tattoo?

    (Hey, I had a couch with that same floral pattern.)

  • C’mon, tattoos don’t actually hurt; it’s more an annoying little itch than actual pain!! 😉

  • Chaim Krause

    Fear not brethren. We are among them.