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Archive for July 18, 2012

Jason Lambert: Why Do Customers Get Bad Tattoos?

By Jason Lambert
Why do people get bad tattoos? Why does your cousin or friend from work come up to you and show you a tattoo that is clearly sub-par and say, “Just got this, pretty cool, eh!?” Why was my left arm covered with crappy tattoos and why didn’t I notice it until years later? Why do people who we know have a good taste in art or movies, or any visual media seem so blind to the obvious fact that the tattoo they just got is total shit?  (more…)


Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Sonic The Hedgehog Gene)

Carl Zimmer is a blogger and writer for both The New York Times and Discover Magazine, which also hosts his blog, The Loom Zimmer writes on a wide range of scientific topics. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. When Zimmer asked on his blog how many scientists out there had tattoos, he was inundated with photo submissions and commentary, which he has collected into the neat book you can see and order below. It’s our pleasure to share some of them… (more…)


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