The imagery of tattoos are often synonymous with artworks that range from pinup girls to Japanese demons, but in Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, Carl Zimmer explores the nerdy side of body art.
Zimmer asked on his blog if there are any scientists hiding tattoos beneath their lab coat, because it is not uncommon for people to sport a sleeve or chest piece nowadays. There were more than just a few individuals sporting this style of body art, so he published Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. This is an illustrative book dedicated to geeky body art that people have collected in honor of various science disciplines from neuroscience to astrophysics. Each pictured piece features the stories of the owner, why they decided to get it and what it means for them to have the tattoo.