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Science Tattoos Hit Mainstream Media

Your scientific body art just keeps getting more attention. Can I just say that, as a science writer, I find it strange to get calls from other reporters wanting to interview me about other people’s tattoos? Who put that in my job description? Anyway, here are a few links–

Wired: The Coolest Science Tattoos

Metro (UK newspaper): Sci-ink-tific tattoos all the rage

Chemical and Engineering News: Science Tattoos

Long Island Press: “These pics, collected by science writer Carl Zimmer, capture nerdiness in its most badass form.”

So, if you want the world to see your inky love of science, send in your pictures


  1. #1 Alexsey Kashtelyan
    September 7, 2007

    “And after me, the deluge.” I definitely butchered that quote but hey. I think it fits.

  2. #2 Russ Swan
    September 12, 2007

    See also mention in Laboratorytalknewsletter. You’ll be famous soon.

  3. #3 pere estupinyà
    January 8, 2008

    Dear Carl Zimmer,
    I am the spanish Knight Science Journalism Fellow you met at MIT last October. I also created a post about the science tattoos in my blog:

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