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"Just wanted to jump on the bandwagon with my own tribute to my scientific style. This is a tattoo of the word for Body, Spirit, Person, People, and Life in Owens Valley Paiute, written in International Phonetic Alphabet. I am a Linguist that specializes in Endangered languages and thought I needed this tagged on me."–Russ

Will tattoos be all that remains of some languages? Something to ponder as you peruse the science tattoos I’ve posted on Flickr–76 and rising.

Comments

  1. #1 Arnaud
    October 5, 2007

    A lot of these tattoos look brand new (very bright unfaded colours, skin still inflamed…) I cannot help wondering if you are not showing people’s existing science tattoos as much as inspiring new ones?…

    Nothing wrong with that obviously!

  2. #2 Alan Kellogg
    October 6, 2007

    Does the International Phonetic Alphabet have a web site?

  3. #3 Russ
    October 9, 2007

    The Tattoo is about a year old, the picture was taken the day of, and yeah, just Google IPA, there are several good ones. There are even audio pronunciation programs.

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