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align="left" border="0" height="75" width="100">Carl
Zimmer has been href="http://scienceblogs.com/loom/2007/08/06/branded_with_science.php">documenting
the results of various scientist’s impulses to have themselves inked
with images related to science. The phenomenon is something
of an oddity, though, since scientists tend to be more on the
contemplative side, as opposed to being impulsive. Now, for
those who would like to test their hypotheses before putting them into
action, there is a solution.
Zimmerman is developing a method of using computer graphics
show a person what the tattoo would look like on their bodies.
that way, they take their virtual skin for a test drive,
before the commit takes place.