Over the weekend, I had a chat with some friends on the subject of tattoos. I was never really against it, but I wasn't sure if I like the idea of permanently inking myself on one spot. What if I grow old and my skin got saggy? What if the colour of the ink runs over a period of time? How will I explain to my kids?
But those questions aside, I might get one which really means something to me. So I thought about what I love and won't mind having on one part of my body "forever": turtles. They helped me form my passion in marine biology when I was feeling a little lost in my first semester and started off everything for me - opening up many opportunities to learn, travel and meet people who played important roles in my life. Without turtles, I won't be who I am today! :)
And I found a nice turtle tattoo that I like. Kristen's gonna do some slight modifications to it and I'm gonna sit on that idea for at least six months, letting my inner conscience debate it out.
In the meantime, I found that lots of scientists do get tattoos related to the science they're doing! The Science Tattoo Emporium at The Loom has a collection of such tattoos contributed by scientists around the world. It was cool to see some marine-related ones!
|A career in the sea|
|Just follow the light|