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Posted on Sep 25, 2017

Science & Physics Inspired Tattoos

Space: it’s the final frontier.  From our solar system to the ever-expanding Universe, space represents the greatest unknown and the great possibilities. Is there life out there? Could we live on anot...

Space: it’s the final frontier.  From our solar system to the ever-expanding Universe, space represents the greatest unknown and the great possibilities. Is there life out there? Could we live on another planet? In another dimension? Whether you’re an astronaut or a Star Wars fan, our temporary tattoos can help you communicate and celebrate your love for all things space.  


  1. Astronaut

Did you go to space camp?  Do you check NASA’s website every morning?  Ink yourself with our astronaut to show off your love of space travel, honoring our rich history of space exploration, from putting a man on the moon to sending rovers to Mars.  Could you be the next Sally Ride?  First comes temporary tattoo, then comes the International Space Station?  


Major Tom
3.2 x 3.5 inches



  1. Milky Way

Ink yourself with our Milky Way tattoo to show off your admiration of the cosmos.  Fun facts: Our galaxy is a constantly rotating spiral with a black hole at the center and over 200 billion stars.  The name comes from the Greeks, who called our galaxy galaxias kyklos, aka “milky circle,” which came from a myth:  Zeus wanted his wife Hera to breastfeed his illegitimate, half-mortal son, Hercules, thinking that Hera’s breast milk would make Hercules a complete god. Hera refused, so when she fell asleep, Zeus brought Hercules close to her bosom.  When she woke up and found Hercules there, Hera angrily pushed him away, sending drops of milk spiraling into the night sky, creating the Milky Way.    


2.7 inches



  1. Stars

If you are an out-and-proud stargazer, our star tattoos are the perfect choice for your skin.  Made of gas and plasma, these twinkling beauties are important sources of heat in our galaxy and wish-making here on Earth.  Did you know: most stars exist in pairs that orbit one another.  And a cautionary tale: the bigger the star, the shorter its life.  Only the good die young?



Top Left: Gualaca, 1.6 x 1.25 inches, $19 | Top Right: Sidereal, 2.5 x 2.25 inches, $21 | Bottom: Kenopsia, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, $23


  1. Constellations

A group of stars that look like an image when you connect the dots, constellations are a fun way to examine the night sky.  Before Google Maps, constellations were also an important navigation tool.  If you’re up for a challenge, ditch your GPS and use the stars to get where you need to go.  Study up with our constellation tats: Orion, named for the hunter in Greek mythology, and Charlon, aka Ursa Minor / Little Dipper.


LEFT: Orion, 2.75 x 3.5 inches, $23 | RIGHT: Charlon, 3.5 inches, $23

  1. Phases of the Moon

Every night, the sun’s rays reflect off the moon, illuminating the night sky with anywhere from a sliver to a full circle of shimmering energy.  Honor our most famous satellite with a tattoo that depicts the phases of the moon.  Also great for surfing and werewolf aficionados.   

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Left: Eigengrau, 0.5 x 4.5 inches, $23 | Right: Vielen Monden, 0.5 x 4.5 inches, $23

If you’d rather grab our freehand ink and design your own science-positive tattoos, check out these permanent tats for inspiration:

This tattoo of Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates the iconic astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium.  Show the world you look up to Tyson with a 2-week portrait of one very cool nerd.



Or, ink yourself with Tyson’s predecessor, Bill Nye The Science Guy and his famous tagline—Science Rules—to tell the world you’re a proud student of physics.  


Try your hand at an atom tattoo, reminding yourself that everything in the whole world—mountains, money, Mick Jagger—all boil down to the same thing: protons and electrons.  If that doesn’t get you charged up, we don’t know what will.      

Love science and music?  Combine the two with an inventive tattoo like this one, merging the worlds of DNA and sheet music.