Science Tattoo Friday: The Scientific Revolution in Pictures

By Carl Zimmer | January 25, 2008 2:26 pm

Copernicus tattoos.jpg"Here are my two Copernicus/scientific revolution homages. I teach science at a public school in eastern MA. It’s nice to see the size of the subculture of science geeks that are also tattoo geeks." –Chris

They’re two of the newest contributions to the my flickr set of science tattoos, but they’re two of my personal favorites. Check out all 131 images.

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Comments (3)

  1. These are great. I will have to send a photo of my own sciency tattoo. It is so nice to see I’m not the only geeky tattooed freak out there!

  2. This post immediately zoomed to near the top of my personal list of cognitive approach-avoidance conflicts. Until now I had convinced myself that I had a sound logical foundation for a mild revulsion to tattoos. But, now I am confronted with a science tattoo, a subject of never ending interest to me. I am sure that I am going to be conflicted the next time I have to pass that ‘A Million Tattoos’ sign off the highway.

    Oh, My! I feel an impending resurgence of the classic conflict between good and evil!

    Damn you Carl Zimmer!

  3. Yes, damn you!!! Now I’ll have to have one in addition to the DNR on my chest.


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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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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