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Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Entropy, etc.)

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…

I’m currently a PhD student in chemistry, specializing in polymer synthesis. I got this tattoo at the very beginning of my graduate studies (almost three years ago), for many reasons (one of which was to keep me from ever backing out).

The tattoo is of electromagnetic radiation that spirals into a polymer chain, which forms an “S” for entropy and then unravels … kind of how we all do. It exhibits my love of science, chemistry, and my general beliefs on life, the universe, and so on…

Click here to buy his book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Philosopher’s Stone)

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Necker Cube)

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Solar System)

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (DNA Monster)

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Carnivore)

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