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{August 20, 2008}   The Science Tattoo Emporium
DNA ankle tattoo from the Science Tattoo Emporium

DNA ankle tattoo from the Science Tattoo Emporium

While emailing with my friend Dan about (a) his new birthday tattoo1 and (b) his lack of luxuriant flowing locks preventing him from joining the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™, I was prompted to search out a club that the tattooed scientist can call home.  And now I share with you:

Discover Magazine’s Science Tattoo Emporium.

Those scientists have some pretty awesome tattoos, like this DNA ankle tattoo on a molecular and cell biology instructor at a University in Atlanta.  If it weren’t for my (a) crippling fear of needles and (b) remarkable fickleness which would result in my being bored with any tattoo I chose before the ink dried, then I too would want to join the Emporium.

Also, while checking out the Emporium I noticed an ad for “made with molecules” – a company that makes jewelry that looks like molecular structures.  I totally want this dopamine necklace.  You know, in case you were looking to buy me a present.

1The Greek letter “gamma” (Γ). Dan is a statistician and has the goal of covering his body with tattoos of all the Greek letters and so far has sigma, psi, delta, pi, gamma, and xi.

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Dave says:

Okay, I think this blog just crossed the line into full-on foot fetishism. I know it’s hard for you to hear, you might not believe me, but I thought you should hear it from a friend first.



Sigh… I know the jewelry is necessarily stylized, but it makes the dopamine molecule look so simple and… well… easy. Why don’t we have microscopic internal dopamine dispensers or even just dopamine patches by now?



Darren says:

I can’t imagine how you avoided writing “that is one dope necklace”.



raptus8 says:

kool makes me wanna get a tattoo:)



Dan says:

I highly encourage all forms of tattoo’ism



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