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Scientific tattoos - helen-louise
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Scientific tattoos
Today I have been looking at Geeky Tattoos. Then rowan_leigh pointed me at Science Tattoo Emporium. Some of the tattoos are supremely awesome and come with a deep personal story, others are just.. boggling.

The one that I am most utterly bemused by though is the woman who has Freezepop's Science Genius Girl logo tattooed on her leg and doesn't even know that's what it is. She thinks it's "the international symbol for woman chemist". Well, maybe it should be the international symbol for female chemists, but it isn't yet - it's a logo designed for a record cover! Of course, it is an awesome design - but if I were ever to get it tattooed on myself it would be partly because I'm a female chemist and partly to commemorate my deep love of Freezepop.

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artremis From: artremis Date: 11th January 2010 23:28 (UTC) (Link)
um ... no?
It seems like she's saying in the first paragraph that it should be the International symbol for a Woman Chemist. It doesn't say if she knows the original source or not.
turkish_coffee From: turkish_coffee Date: 12th January 2010 02:14 (UTC) (Link)
"[...] clearly this must be the international symbol for woman chemist. [...]"

It could go either way, really. I read it as "dosen't know what it is", but reading it after your comment now, I can see this also being correct.
redbird From: redbird Date: 12th January 2010 03:06 (UTC) (Link)
I'm in the gallery at Science Tattoo Emporium.
baratron From: baratron Date: 12th January 2010 16:12 (UTC) (Link)
I saw a Vicki with a Coelacanth and wondered if it was you! But I couldn't face trawling through your entire livejournal for the photo of your tattoo that you posted, considering I couldn't even remember when you had it done.
veryfineredwine From: veryfineredwine Date: 12th January 2010 13:54 (UTC) (Link)
aquaeri From: aquaeri Date: 13th January 2010 03:31 (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to guess she doesn't know or care about the origin. It happens to symbols all the time. Hence all the giggling about the US 'teabagging' movement.
firecat From: firecat Date: 13th January 2010 08:37 (UTC) (Link)
You should tell her where it comes from. Maybe she would discover that she likes Freezepop too :)
bellaunbound From: bellaunbound Date: 20th January 2010 14:57 (UTC) (Link)
That is an awesome tattoo.
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