10/14/2006

chemistry tattoos!

I'm in the process of trying to come up with a design for my second tattoo. Right now I'm considering the Schrodinger equation (though I haven't decided whether I like the time-dependent or time-independent form more) as well as a bunch of structures. I've tried Googling to see other people's nerdy ink designs, but every combination of "tattoo" and "chemistry" seems to lead to pages like this one about pigment chemistry. After a bit of searching, though, I did manage to find these. Enjoy!


I think this is adrenaline. Someone had it done on his back.

This looks pretty awesome, but I don't know if it's real or temporary. If it IS real, it had to have been done in pieces. Can you imagine how itchy that would have been while it was healing? I don't even want to think about it.

If you're on Myspace, this guy has what looks like a peptide done. Nice nipple piercing as well. :)

See? So hard to find, I only came across three. If you've had something like this done, send me a link!!! I'll post mine once it's, um, designed and done and healed...

More in the vein of real chemistry, this article mentions the possibility of monitoring blood glucose levels with a tattoo. Pretty awesome idea, especially if you're diabetic.

10 comments:

milkshake said...

Tattoo is forever. I bet you will get tired of any formula soon after explaining its spiritual meaning for 112th time to some dude at the party who would not give a damn (about chemistry).

IMHO the only kind of tattoo that is worth the trouble reads: AB+ NOT ORGAN DONOR

Anonymous said...

A girl I knew in grad school had a string of water molecules h-bonded around her ankle. Very cute.

Ψ*Ψ said...

milkshake, note that i said my SECOND tattoo.
i am really amused that you think i have enough time or energy to party, though. (wish it were the case, but i barely have time to sleep.)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to get a little atom on the small of my back.. I'm thinking Nitrogen...

Ψ*Ψ said...

Score! Let me know when you get it done and I'll post a picture! (If you let me.)

Natasha said...

I am going to get a benzene ring on my back...cause i am a chem nut...but i do talk to a lot of people, and i am already tired of explaning it. why cant people know what the hell a benzene is.

Natasha said...

BTW, thanks so much for posting these. I have tried googling every combination of chem and tat...and all i got was those chem ink ones too...so thanks! I will send you a pic when I get it.

Ψ*Ψ said...

Awesome! Probably your best bet as far as sending me the picture is to send me a message on chemicalforums.com --that way I can reply with my email address.
Thanks!

Bill said...

I knew a dude with a buckeyeball tat on his shoulder. I don't need to say that he was not a hit with the ladies.

Gretchen said...

I am planning on getting the alchemist's symbol for mercury on my back... Although I love the water molecule anklet idea!!