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I finally took the plunge and got this tattoo that I have been wanting for 4 years.

This diagram is found in one of Charles Darwin's notebooks from 1837 (more than 20 years before The Origin was published). This is what is written beneath it: "Thus between A & B immense gap of relation. C & B the finest gradation, B & D rather greater distinction. Thus genera would be formed. — bearing relation"

*EDIT (Jan 7 2012) - Over 5000 views! I'm glad you all like the ink :)

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  1. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Bien joué :)

  2. Harrison2604 49 months ago | reply

    A nice body also.

  3. AlexanderTB [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Very cool, nicely done.

  4. Caméraboy 49 months ago | reply

    ♪ cΘoΘL Bodypaint !

  5. d1e 49 months ago | reply

    uff.. nice

  6. Colin Purrington 49 months ago | reply

    On behalf of the science educator community, thanks. Will help raise awareness of evolution, and looks great! Blogged here: blogs.swarthmore.edu/axisofevo/?p=1631.

  7. thealdridge 48 months ago | reply

    Nice idea for a tat, I don't think anyone else will have that.

  8. DaysOfSteph 46 months ago | reply

    this looks great :)

  9. Colin Purrington 43 months ago | reply

    If anyone else with this type of body is interested in helping out science, I'm happy to mail you a temporary tattoo with this design. Details at colinpurrington.com/graphics/science/evolutiontattoos.

  10. eastpole 41 months ago | reply

    I wonder, where did you get that done, for those of us in Southern Ontario?

  11. laura db 41 months ago | reply

    I got it done at Tora Tattoo (toratattoo.com) in Waterloo.

  12. eastpole 41 months ago | reply

    Solid, thanks LauraDB!

  13. Jeremy V. 41 months ago | reply

    Awesome tatoo!

  14. jestferlaffs 39 months ago | reply

    this is a really awesome tat

  15. elemenohp 29 months ago | reply

    I have the same tattoo in the same spot! You have good taste! :)

    www.flickr.com/photos/89663280@N03/8156529282/in/photostream

  16. Andrea di Reggio 23 months ago | reply

    Bellissimo. I got a shirt of it.

  17. surovitsky 13 months ago | reply

    Perfect! I realy love this one!

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