I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder. We call ourselves “Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment.” – Vonnegut
I’ve been mulling over this tattoo for a few years now and I believe it’s nearing fruition. I’d like to ask for input from all of you especially the scientists and artists in the crowd.
The general idea is the beauty of the universe from the subatomic to the galactic. I’m fairly happy with the individual images shown below although I’m open to suggestion. More importantly, I don’t know how to pull all of them together. It’s going to be a large, black ink only and running from just below my armpit to above my knee. The best idea I have for pulling everything together is a tree. It’s not a bad idea and it would allow me to put the names of favorite scientists in the leaves but I have a feeling that there is something better out there. Any ideas on how to create a cohesive whole would be most appreciated.
Here are the individual images.
for the subatomic, a feynman diagram of a quark-quark interaction (lower left), a fitting tribute to one of my favorite scientists:
for the atomic level:
wordpress does terrible at formatting text and images so the complete list of explanation will be here followed by the images:
molecular level: the structure of a nucleotide and amino acid, two of the basic building blocks of life on earth and a classic animal cell:
cell: the bottom of the nucleotide will blend into a classic image of an animal cell
organism: next will be an ant, the pinnacle of evolution
ecosystem: darwin’s original tree of life will branch off the ant
planet: a classic shot earth
galactic: fades into blackwork (all black) around my lower thigh with the stars left uninked