Brand-brand new tattoo. My design: the typeface is IM Fell Great Primer Pro. The quote is from a 1919 New York Times article pronouncing that the geodetic effect of Einstein's Theory of Relativity had been proven:
"LIGHTS ALL ASKEW IN THE HEAVENS; Men of Science More or Less Agog Over Results of Eclipse Observations. EINSTEIN THEORY TRIUMPHS Stars Not Where They Seemed or Were Calculated to be, but Nobody Need Worry."
I chose this quote because I thought it was funny and charmingly candid, but also because it's a oddly perfect secular counterpoint to my favorite scripture, back when I was a Christian:
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?"-– Psalm 8:3-5
Whether Christian or agnostic, as I am now, I've always felt most reassured when looking up into a clear night sky, seeing the heavens shine back down on me.
And yeah, this is a complicated nod towards Douglas Adams' "DON'T PANIC".