Tree of DNA [Tattoo]

By Carl Zimmer | February 6, 2009 2:08 pm

tree-dna.jpgA grad student who asked to remain anonymous writes, “The tree seems to be a potent symbol of life in human (at least Western) culture, and what better way to augment this symbol by putting the code for life (DNA) at its base? I got this tattoo to commemorate the beginning of my PhD in immunology.”

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Comments (5)

  1. Nikki

    I absolutely love your tattoo. I’m thinking of getting something with DNA and yours is definately inspiring. How much time and wallet pain did it cost?

  2. 行人

    I really love your tattoo, the leaves look like clouds, very poetic.

  3. lopchop

    This is very beautiful, one of the few really worthy tattoos I’ve seen :)

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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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