The Loom

Wearing His Homunculus on His Sleeve


“I’m an evolutionary biologist who investigates the evolution of sperm form, sperm-female interactions and sperm competition. So…yeah, it’s pretty much about sperm. Wanted to bring the concept of the homunculus to life, as all illustrations of it have always been rather cartoonish." —Scott Pitnick, Syracuse University

The science tattoo collection now has 56 images. See the full set at flickr. Any more illustrated lurkers out there?


  1. #1 Homie Bear
    September 5, 2007

    Wow- that may be one of the most unique tattoos I’ve seen- and I’ve seen many. My next one might fit into this category.

  2. #2 RPM
    September 5, 2007

    That’s freakin’ awesome! Pitnick’s really into big sperm.

  3. #3 Russ Swan
    September 5, 2007

    This just keeps getting better. FYI, I’ve referred to the tattoo gallery on Flickr and the Loom in this week’s Laboratorytalk newsletter (linked).

  4. #4 HP
    September 5, 2007

    Wouldn’t it have been more realistic tattooed on his palm?

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