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 got the tattoo shortly after SJ Gould’s death. I had settled on the design before he died so it’s not quite an homage but I did lift the picture from Wonderful Life. The original figure is by Marianne Collins, I believe. The Cambrian “C” was added later, my long-range plan was/is for a whole Paleozoic sleeve but I ran out of funding soon. I’d also like to get more ‘stem’ taxa one of these days.
Click here to buy his book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.