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Beak(s) of the Finch

Last fall the Loom was awash in tattoos from scientists. Since then, I’ve moved them over to my Science Tattoo Emporium. If you haven’t checked it out recently, let me invite you over. Incredibly, someone sends me a new science tattoo just about every day. I post them as fast as I can, but I’ve…

Let’s hope the phylogeny of life doesn’t get revised drastically anytime soon, for the sake of this woman…More details–and lots of new tattoos over at my Science Tattoo Emporium. (Plus a cool new category cloud for browsing!)

Welcome to the Science Tattoo Emporium

After six months of science tattoo madness, the ink keeps flowing. To keep up with the rising tide, please visit their new home: The Science Tattoo Emporium. (You can also get there via http://sciencetattoo.com ) I have an amazing backlog of tattoos to post there, which I will be doing so once at day–with an…

"Here are my two Copernicus/scientific revolution homages. I teach science at a public school in eastern MA. It’s nice to see the size of the subculture of science geeks that are also tattoo geeks." –Chris They’re two of the newest contributions to the my flickr set of science tattoos, but they’re two of my personal…

“My right forearm has a 8" ruler on it that I use for everything from measuring PVC diameter to wire lengths. My background is in embedded hardware design, but I choose to spend my time doing experimental building, transportation, and energy these days. The tattoo gets used daily.”–Mikey The science tattoo train started to peter…

“"I did my Ph. D on olfaction in sea turtles, sequencing the olfactory receptor genes of the three species featured in my tattoo (leatherback, loggerhead and green). The “bubbles” represent DNA."–Dr. Michelle Vieyra, University of South Carolina. Congratulations, Dr. Vierya–your submission is the 100th addition to my Flickr set of science tattoos. Make full use…

Science Tattoo Friday: Holiday Edition

"This neuron tattoo was done a few months ago. When I was 18, my dad passed away from Lou Gehrig’s, which is a disease of motor neurons that innervate muscles. His battle with neurodegeneration helped me decide on a career in medical research, and I am currently pursuing my PhD in Neuroscience."–Lindsay I fell behind…

1. From this week’s crop of new tattoos: Abraham writes: “I got mine in grad school (PhD materials science and applied physics, 2004 Cal). The tatoo is a convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED) image of 6-4 Ti alloy (hexagonal, or beta phase) one of the first ‘super alloys’. Being light-weight, high-strength, and corrosion resistant, I…

“Here is a picture of my serotonin tattoo. I don’t know that it needs much more explanation than it’s my favorite neurotransmitter.”–Hayley I thought there were more science tattoo out there. Last week brought nothing, but this week brought the collection up to 85.

It appears that I didn’t receive a single new science tattoo this week! Could it really be that on the entire planet, there are only 81 people passionate enough about their science to go under the needle? If so, thanks to everyone for a fascinating experiment. If not…keep them coming.