NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


Inverse-Square Law Tattoo



Atlanta-based photographer Erik Dixon got a tattoo illustrating the inverse square law, which "...is the physics equation for the fall off rate of light radiating from a source point. Something I use every time I shoot. This also applies to gravity and sound."

If you were to get an intellectual tattoo, what would it be?

Link | Photo: Erik Dixon/Geeky Tattoos

I had a sketch up of the Saturn IV in cross-section that I'd planned to have tattooed up my left arm from early on in highschool up until I was about 21 and grew out of the idea of tattoos.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Oh man. Definitely Euler's identity.

e^i? + 1 = 0

Not that I've ever had the chance to use it per se, but one day I hope to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_identity
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I have always been partial to the interface between philosophy and science. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Spooky Action at a Distance. Maxwell's closed loops.

(Yes, I tried to post a copy of the equations, but such things appear to be beyond the interaction between this site and this poster.)
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
DNA helices are getting a little too common for my tastes these days, but they are a beautiful wrap-around tattoo for the arm/leg. I would love to get either a modern cladogram (they're cool and circular now, though I wouldn't be able to get ALL the branches), or a tree of life, with DNA at its roots
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Actually, I guess if you're talking about ANYTHING intellectual, I already have a triskele from Newgrange on my wrist. But as I'm a scientist and not an anthropologist, it's more to show pride in my heritage than an intellectual thing.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
My husband has a huge tattoo on his chest with a banner with the fundamental theory of calculus running through a serpinski's triangle with a fractal as the background.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
The accounting equation "A = L+SE"
Assets equals libalites plus shareholders equity. For a true accountant it is beautiful in its symplicity, but can be used to explain 95% of all accounting entries.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I've been juggling with the idea of a tattoo with the hymn from the Jupiter Suite from Holst's 'The Planets'. Not sure if that's intellectual but it's pretty nerdy :D
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Intellectual tattoo....

Among several ohers, I also have a big totally continuous triskele widely overlapping one of my shoulderblades. I'd like to someday somewhere add a möbius-strip- possibly around my upper arm, combined with an infinite-sign (the lemniscate) and done in some celtic style.

...But I'm not really sure I would see my tattoos as "intellectual"...
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.
Click here to access all of this post's 14 comments




Email This Post to a Friend
"Inverse-Square Law Tattoo"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More