In my followings recently of the blogging that goes on about science elsewhere on the web I stumbled upon The Science Tattoo Emporium from Discover magazine and found a catalog of science related tattoos!
I found a lot of favorites and some really amazing art work shared on this site that I encourage any readers to check out. But more so I stumbled upon two ideas:
1) Science is actually really cool! I know that sounds lame to say out loud…but I dare anyone to wander through these tattoos and see how these really amazing ideas that shape our understanding of life and the universe and their translation to image and not at the very least be impressed at the human power of expression.
2) Particle Physics is horribly under represented in the tattoo category! While I don’t have any tattoos myself, and am not necessarily advocating tattoos for all, I do think this is a science that lends itself to amazing images. I mean all anyone has to do is see one of the reconstructed events, a model of one of our detectors, or even simply see the standard model and realize that this would translate to skin real well. So I’m sending out the idea…just to think about it…and maybe post some ideas of your own that would make good tattoos
Or maybe inspire those of us who already have some super amazing tattoos of particle physics things to share them with the world at large and let everyone else know that physicists can do cool things too!