Ever wish that you could take your Science Nerdyness to the next level? Well these people have by taking their favorite science interest and tattooing it on them. Tattoo a practice dated 5,200-years-ago, was originally applied by a sharp stick and ink, now has become $2.3 billion annual business in the U.S. To give a perspective of how common tattoos are, National Geographic stated, 15% of Americans were tattooed translating to approximately 40 million people, published in April 2000. Carl Zimmerl, a well established published science writer and blogger asked his geeky internet audience to share their science tattoos, to publish Science Ink. Below are some of his collection.
Bill Nye the Science Guy, host to a very popular TV show in the 90s. Demonstrates how stuff works and unparalleled personality to make science fun. Science Rules!
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is considered by biologists to be the energy currency of life. It is the high-energy molecule that stores the energy we need to do just about everything we do. It is present in the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of every cell, and essentially all the physiological mechanisms that require energy for operation obtain it directly from the stored ATP. read more at http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/biology/atp.html
Microscope. Part of the science related theme I am working on - Sean Rhodes, Right Coast Tattoo Parlour, Fenwick Island, DE
Truffula Tree tattoo from the book, The Lorax. Environmental science. Dr. Schuss Book the Lorax is banned in certain states. The book was banned because it portrayed the foresting industry in a negative way and some people felt it persuaded children to be against logging.
science tattoo combines these two childhood loves — with Calvin and Hobbes looking up at the 8 planetary symbols and the symbols for a star and water. Just like Calvin and Hobbes, "I will always be gazing up at the sky with wonder and awe."