If you like tattoos, you might be surprised to learn that the left brained scientific and medical community out there has a fascination for tattoo art. And not just any tattoos. But chemistry, biology, physics, medical and scientific tattoos. Discover magazine gives us a fascinating peak into the world of geeky scientific tattoos with their incredible collection of awesome medical and geeky tattoo art hidden under the stinky lab coats of professionals everywhere. Since the Discover link is no longer active, I did my best to find an example of the original collection linked above. As a chemistry major in a previous life, the fulvic acid chemical formula tattoo gives me flashbacks of horror. And you thought your doctor boring.
As a hospitalist, I'm used to seeing my fair share of crazy tattoos. There's the guy who tattooed his name across his chest so people would know who he was whenever he passed out drunk. And then there's the guy who tattooed DNR across his chest to make sure nobody did CPR on his drug abused body. I've seen tattoos of all shapes, sizes, colors and quality over the years. This article just goes to prove being in the medical profession doesn't mean tattoos are taboo.
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This ecard is part of a complete collection of crude medical humor on Pinterest. Portions of this post contains humor that may only be understood by those in a healthcare profession. Read at your own risk.