Genetics and Evolution Tattoos

Two ways of talking about the same theological conundrum perhaps? The DNA tattoo (currently just outlined) is by Trevor Collis of Iron Age Studio in Saint Louis, Missouri, and the evolution themed calf tattoo is by Roger from Steady Tattoo in Minneapolis, MN. As I understand it, both of these tattoos are illegal under the USA PATRIOT ACT, and if the owners are not careful who they show them to… off to Gitmo!

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2 thoughts on “Genetics and Evolution Tattoos

  1. The following comments were imported from our old comment system:

    Posted on 03-07-2006 22:36:34 by Shutterbug

    Posted on 03-07-2006 22:43:14 by outmywindow
    Why the fuck would it be illegal to have things which have shown up in Time-Life (the evolution chart) and every single biology textbook aimed at 7th graders and up (applies to both, actually) tattooed on one’s person?

    BTW, I really love the DNA.

    Posted on 03-08-2006 00:37:01 by silver
    Obviously, he was joking/making a statement about the current US administration.

    Anyway, I love love love the evolution one. Wish I had thought it up.

    Posted on 03-08-2006 02:06:16 by outmywindow
    ^^^ Oops. Shannon has said similar things before and actually meant it, so I just assumed the same was true this time as well.

    Also, I seem to be extremely gullible at times…

    Posted on 03-08-2006 08:42:50 by ZMW
    My favs the DNA one, but they should leave it like that.. No colour.

    Posted on 03-08-2006 13:42:59 by fantasien
    i don’t get why it’s illegal? is this something to do with the whole religion almost being taught as science thing?

    Posted on 03-08-2006 15:26:42 by penski
    The DNA one is sublime (DNA/Amino Acid pun, yo!)


    Posted on 03-10-2006 01:37:11 by BadlyDrawnGirl
    i like the DNA one as well…

    i would love to see some color though. I love color.

    Posted on 03-10-2006 19:51:03 by andrew
    illegal how?

    Posted on 03-10-2006 22:29:09 by emozilla
    i’m a biochemist and i’ve always wanted a DNA or ball and stick model molecule as a tat. i saw the DNA piece earlier in the geek tattoo portfolio. it is better than what i what i had been imagining.
    i loved it then, and i love it more now.

    superb work, indeed.

    Posted on 05-01-2006 02:40:35 by Dr J
    Check out to see the fill-in and background in progress for the DNA tattoo. By the way, the DNA sequence is actually that of the person with the tattoo.

  2. awesome dna shows .Shows just how smart randon acts of scintificly impossible evelution can be.

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