Lauren's Reviews > Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Science Ink by Carl Zimmer
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Jul 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: science, tattoos, photos

I started reading this book through and got to about the halfway point before I realized this isn't a book you just sit down and read. All of the tattoos began to look the same. This is a good book to leaf through in an idle moment. Zimmer describes the science behind each tattoo clearly and with obvious enthusiasm for the subjects. The tattoos range in quality from excellent to mediocre. From the photos, many of them look to be the owner's only tattoo, and that inexperience may have contributed to not always selecting the best artist for the job. Despite these flaws, the intent behind them all is a sincere love of science, which lends the artwork its own beauty.

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