Brian Switek recently shared his new Allosaurus ink, courtesy the masterful pen of Glendon Mellow. It rides a wave of attention being given to scientifically-themed tattoos courtesy Carl Zimmer's latest book, Science Ink, in which he shares his favorites among the many science tattoos that have been sent to him via his blog. Of course, paleontology is represented. It is the mightiest of sciences. Of course it is.
As it happens, there is also a group at Flickr devoted to tattoos of a saurian nature, and they range from simple outlines to faithful illustrations of skeletal remains to more cartoony treatments of dinosaurs.
First up, a very cool design worn by one of my contacts, Brian Rusnica.
Inspired by recent programming on the History Channel? Or just as likely, maybe it inspired Ancient Aliens...
Not a dinosaur, but how could I not mention this Postosuchus?
One of the few representatives of feathered dinosaurs is this Microraptor.
On the cuddly side, this ceratopsid hatchling.
[deceit struck gold]
Another ceratopsid, a Triceratops skull covered in flowers, as it should be.
A fanciful take on a bonebed, it would seem.
There are plenty that are simply bizarre, of course, and my favorite of these is this King Tyrannosaur. What's up with that pink ghost? I'm going to assume that this is a reference that I'm just not getting.
True story: one of the first posts on this blog was about this very same subject.