Science Tattoo Friday: A Boing Boing Burst

By Carl Zimmer | December 21, 2007 12:00 am

human ruler.jpg“My right forearm has a 8" ruler on it that I use for everything from measuring PVC diameter to wire lengths. My background is in embedded hardware design, but I choose to spend my time doing experimental building, transportation, and energy these days. The tattoo gets used daily.”–Mikey

The science tattoo train started to peter out this month. But then Boing Boing unleashed a tidal wave of scientific ink in my direction. Now we’re up to 111 pictures, with over 296,000 views of the Flickr set. I don’t even know what those numbers mean anymore.

And the press’s fascination does not stop. The latest article appears in India’s Mail Today.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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