Ocean Tattoos

You are all probably familiar with my and KZ’s fascination with tattooing arts.  By now most of you should be aware of Carl Zimmer’s science based tattoo gallery that features us both.  But did you know that there is gallery of sea life tattoos?  The Love lab at UCSC host the ever growing gallery of human debauchery and tattoos all centering on the oceans!  Which once again proves marine biologists are bad ass. Below are few of the choicest but head over for the full 15 pages of splendor.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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15 comments on “Ocean Tattoos
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  2. I have 3 squid tattoo ideas, two of them I hopefully one day will get, the other I will give to you guys since I probably won’t do it but its a tattoo of tentacles around your ankles or so, so it looks like you are being dragged into the sea.

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  4. Hi,
    That’s a nice design of tattoo. Never thought about oceanic theme design tattoo before since most customer always ask something scary or cute…maybe I’ll display this new oceanic design on my wall.
    temporary tattoos

  5. It took awhile, but I finally got my weedy seadragon tattoo! After it heals, I’ll think about adding a brood of young ones.

    • That’s bad ass!! I love the colors! Do you have / will you get something to balance the other side of the body?

  6. I survived the first tattoo… once that heals, I’ll give some thought to another… perhaps a dragon moray wrapped around my left arm.

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