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Medusa [Science Tattoo]

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMarch 15, 2010 12:56 AM


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Dave writes, "Following my degree in Zoology, I worked in public aquariums for several years before becoming a lecturer in Animal Science, so I’ve always has a bit of a ‘fishy’ background! I’m also studying stress in marine fish for a research degree. I’ve always been fascinated by evolution, and to reflect this, I decided to get inked with a Haeckel – this is a medusa from ‘Art Forms in Nature’. Haeckel was clearly a proponent of evolution, and although his ideas weren’t 100% correct, the man could draw!

"The tattoo is courtesy of the always-brilliant Jon Nott of Guildford, Surrey (U.K.)."

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