Voyager Space Probe Golden Record Tattoo From The New Book ‘Science Ink’


Noah Radford’s tattoo of the golden record sent with the Voyager space probe in 1977 is part of a collection of science-inspired ink featured in the new book Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer.

From the product page:

This fascinating book showcases hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics and reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to inscribe their obsessions in their skin. Best of all, each tattoo provides a leaping-off point for bestselling essayist and lecturer Zimmer to reflect on the science in question, whether it’s the importance of an image of Darwin’s finches or the significance of the uranium atom inked into the chest of a young radiologist.

If you are into tattoos, Science Ink seems like something you should have on your coffee table. That having been said, the hardcover edition is currently on sale for only $13.78. That’s a whopping 45% off the list price.

You can also check out more images from the book on Flavorwire.

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