Science of the Tattoo

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Half-naked mermaids and running-Juggalos-with-meat-cleavers might not be the most cerebral tattoos in the world, but what about one of the complex Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms across the forearm, or a Thomas Edison schematic on the shoulder? Yale professor and New York Times science essayist Carl Zimmer’s fabulous new book, Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, spotlights some amazing body art from folks whose love of biology, mathematics and astrophysics has truly gotten under their skin. Tonight, the always engaging Zimmer swings into town today to discuss his tome. He’ll be joined by talented tattoo artist Mandy Sauler, who works at Penn Medicine creating tattoos for scar camouflage—she also specializes in 3D nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients—to talk more about the intersection of science and ink. -Michael Alan Goldberg

Sun., April 29. 2pm. Free. Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave. philasciencefestival.org

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
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2pm. Free.

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