This tattoo uses mathematical symbols to describe what I study—change over time—as a historian of mathematics. As a bonus, it’s also a pretty good approximation of my life philosophy.

The empty set, one of my favorite mathematical objects. One of my professors used to say “if you want to talk about what happens in an empty set, that’s not math, that’s philosophy.” To me, it represents the line between mathematical reasoning and.

awesome reasoning behind this tattoo. "chemical symbols for dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters that, together, help regulate your bodies happiness/moods. a reminder that the body literally does make your own happiness" - tattoos for nerds

I want to get this tattoo because the orian belt is a directional star. So as a symbol it will represent where ever I go in life I will always have the directions to get there

The hormones required to inspire creativity, in tattoo form - serotonin, dopamine acetylcholine (Work done by the talented Brett Cohen at The Illustrated Man in Sydney, Australia).

The golden ratio and the result is the number of perfection or phi. The divine proportion that can be found at many renaissance master pieces, including Monalisa. Represents the perfection of art, music and literature.