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Science Tattoo #9 - "Kevin Bonham" and the Tree of Life

ByCarl ZimmerThe Secret Life of Scientists and EngineersThe Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers




In the latest Science Ink, an immunologist combines two powerful symbols – DNA and the tree – to create a “potent symbol of life.”

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“The Tree Seems to be a potent symbol of life in human (at least Western) culture, and what better way to augment this symbol by putting the code for life (DNA) at its base? I got this tattoo to commemorate the beginning of my Ph.D. in immunology,” writes Kevin Bonham.

Check out more tattoos in “Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed” by Carl Zimmer.