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…
This was a graduation present to myself. It came to me during a genetics lecture and I got it done three years later. It goes ankle to mid-thigh. I’m a geneticist now and LOVE it. Genetics stole my heart.
P.S. It codes for a snippet of an exon from the Sonic the Hedgehog gene.
Click here to buy his book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.