Stomping Through the Permian [Science Tattoo]

By Carl Zimmer | May 29, 2010 9:25 pm

Triolobite foot440Mandy writes, “I am actually a microbiologist, but my side interest is the trilobite. I went in thinking I’d just get a small black outline of a trilobite, and the tattoo artist was so excited that I wanted a trilobite, and insisted on designing something more complicated for me. So attached is a photo of my right foot. It’s like a pet trilobite that follows me everywhere.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Darren Garrison

    That looks like a Paradoxides sp. So– stomping through the Cambrian.

  2. Who is the artist? Looks great!

  3. John Kwok

    Hi Carl,

    Yet another superlative addition to your science tattoo collection, but am really interested in reading a subsequent blog entry from you on Derek Briggs-led team’s discovery of an Early Ordovician Burgess Shale-type fauna from the early Ordovician of North Africa.



  4. Mandy


    Bill- The artist is Matt Stahura at Revolution Tattoo in West Lafayette, IN.


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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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