Proof That Science Tattoos Do Not Spell Professional Doom!

By Carl Zimmer | May 15, 2008 7:12 am

proof that..Renate writes, “As a geologist and in respect to my temperament, I though a volcano tattoo would be just adequate. I got it at a time when tattoos were not as fashionable as they are now. Someone said to me ‘Oh, with such a tattoo you will never get a permanent position.’ But I have a permanent position now, despite the tattoo (actually the second one).”

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Comments (2)

  1. Rachell

    Good to know! I don’t yet have any tattoos, but I’m going into a science field (anthropology) and I’ve often wondered if tattoos have a negative affect on one’s prospects. I never could understand why they should, a tattoo doesn’t affect your ability to be a good scientist!

  2. verisimilidude

    Finally, 134 photos in, a geology (as distinct from paleontology) tattoo.


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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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