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Nature's Swirl [Science Tattoo Emporium]

August 5, 2012 | By

Chris Daub writes: I don’t know if you are still collecting these, but I wanted to send you a pic of my recent tattoo of a Von Karman vortex street.  This is a (reasonably) faithful representation of an image from an actual experiment to produce this phenomenon, from the book An Album of Fluid Motion […]

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The Mysteries of the Dinosaur Tattoo

March 31, 2012 | By

Brian Switek writes, I have an Allosaurus on my arm. Heart of Gold Tattoo artist Jon McAffee put it there a few weeks ago. I think the tattoo—designed for me by friend and artist Glendon Mellow—came out beautifully. Contorted into the classic dinosaur death pose, the Jurassic apex predator is an expression of my passions […]

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Archaeopteryx: The Embargoed Tattoo

January 24, 2012 | By

A fair number of scientists like to get a tattoo to celebrate their research. Ryan Carney, a biologist at Brown University has taken the practice one step further. He’s gotten a tattoo that shows the key finding of a paper he and his colleagues have just published today. They studied a fossil feather from Archaeopteryx, the […]

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The Wall Street Journal ogles tattoos, and more #scienceink news

January 9, 2012 | By

1. Good morning. Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal features Science Ink in their Visualizer Column. I stopped by their offices on Friday and recorded an interview with WSJ editor Gary Rosen, which I’ve embedded below. 2. In other news…Amazon has Science Ink back in stock, and they’re offering it at half price. 3. […]

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More on Scientific American Podcast: Science Tattoos and the Myth of the Parasite-Driven Cat Lady

August 27, 2011 | By

Before Irene takes away my Internet connection, let me point you to part two of my interview on Science Talk, the podcast of Scientific American. (If you missed it, here’s part one.) Talk you on the other side of the maelstrom. [Update: Part one linked now fixed]

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Tattooed scientists are taking over!

March 29, 2011 | By

Christof Koch is one of the world’s leading experts on consciousness. A longtime professor at Caltech, he’s just become the chief scientific officer at the Allen Brain Institute, an innovative research center that was funded with $100 million from Microsoft’s Paul Allen. The institute has spent the past eight years building remarkably detailed, three-dimensional atlases […]

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The Vaccine Tree (Plus An Extended Deadline For The Science Ink Book) [Science Tattoo]

September 30, 2010 | By

Shi-Hsia Hwa writes, I’m a virologist in a biotech company in Singapore. Here’s my story: I’ve been interested in infectious diseases since I was a kid, because my father almost died of TB when he was an infant. I must have been the only kid who looked forward to mass vaccination days in school. For […]

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In Praise of Mistakes [Science tattoo]

September 18, 2010 | By

Andrew, a medical student, writes, “I recently got a tattoo of Penicillin G on my arm.  As someone who stumbled into medical school as a non-traditional student after a few career missteps, I appreciate a good mistake.  There are few mistakes that were as amazing and important to medicine as the ‘discovery’ of Penicillin.  Had […]

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Science Ink: I want your skin! [Science Tattoo]

September 13, 2010 | By

Melinda writes, I have attached a photo of my Dirac Equation tattoo, which I obtained a few months ago. I am really happy with it. In fact, it caused quite a stir at the Yuri’s Night celebration at NASA Ames. I’m a physics student and research at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I currently […]

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Science Tattoo Emporium–The Book!

August 6, 2010 | By

It was three years ago to the day that I wondered out loud whether scientists wore tattoos of their science. The result was a resounding yes, and that yes turned into the Science Tattoo Emporium. And today, I’m pleased to announce, the emporium is going to turn into a book. The book, tentatively entitled Science […]

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