Love By The Numbers [Science Tattoo]

By Carl Zimmer | April 18, 2010 7:51 pm

heart curve440Josephine writes, “My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer on Valentine’s Day. Happy V-Day, right??  She, being the eternal matriarch of the family, called each child individually and told us the news. She is VERY upbeat and positive, and so we are, too. I am a mathematics major in college and when she told me the news, my sister and I both wanted tattoos in her honor.  At first I wanted a blue whale, it being her favorite animal, but I went with a heart curve. In mathematics, as I’m sure you know, there are 6 heart curves.  This is just one of them, and the least ‘busy.’  I am proud to display it on my right forearm for my mother through this trying time.”

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  1. Love By The Numbers [Science Tattoo] | Tinkerbell Tattoos | April 19, 2010
  1. Peter Jaspers-Fayer
  2. Stanley H. Tweedle

    Blah! That’s disgusting!

  3. what an original idea for a tattoo, i love it. the detail is fantastic

  4. perri

    Great idea!

    The world has enough heart-shaped tattoos.

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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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