\ Visualizing Evolution: Evolution Tattoos

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Evolution Tattoos

This was linked on Skepchick this morning: The Science Tattoo Emporium. Check out the 18 pages of amazing science-themed body art. Here are some of the evolution ones.

"Origin of an Epidemic" illustrates the owner's graduate research on the evolutionary history of the HIV virus. This is definitely my favorite of the bunch.

Darwin's finches, based on Darwin's first published drawings.

"Five Kingdoms" is a cladogram depicting the five major groupings of living organisms: Monera, Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animalia. The sea dragon is especially beautiful.

The very first phylogenetic tree, from Darwin's notebook.

And another Tree of Life, based on the drawing by Ernst Haeckel.


Kumah said...

The first one is definitely the coolest. It looks sort of alien and futuristic :]

Janel Richter said...

Ok... I need a phylogeny tattoo instead... I don't know why I didn't think of that before... it's perfect really...

Heidi said...


totally! Did you ever get that dragon?

I'm still contemplating the red maple leaf.

Edmundo Sterling said...

that tree of life i want it on my leg

la fille said...

These are absolutely stunning tattoos! I particularly like the tree. Wonderous stuff. :) I've always wanted a science tattoo and these are really inspiring.

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