We, the living, are spiraling openly and reaching outwards.
This is my Golden Ratio/Fibonacci inspired tattoo on my upper left thigh. The concept and general design elements were my own, but the finalized design and tattoo was done by Memo Espino at Insight Studios in Chicago. It took a total of about 10.5 hours.
The tattoo itself is a representation of the natural Phi-design found throughout the universe. I have always been inspired by nature’s tendency towards this pattern and spiraling design, not how it is mysterious or strange, but how it would be strange and weird if the living did not follow this pattern.
WE THE LIVING:
spiraling openly outwards
building on the past
cut from the same cloth
ATP molecule- an essential molecule for a vast array of metabolic processes in organisms. Ultimately, it is one of the things essential to life. ATP is manufactured from the food we eat- the micro and macro world are intimately connected. Also, I love hummingbird moths :) Tattoo by Jessa Huebing-Reitinger- she does amazing work with insects and other nature-related things
This tattoo was designed by an academic collaborator, Dr. Donna Rose Addis, and repurposed as body art with her permission. :) Tattoo is positioned on the inner right bicep.
The left half of the tattoo is a coronal slice of brain, showing the cortical surface of the brain. The “bulb” at the bottom of the slice is the left hippocampus (latin for “seahorse”); the hippocampus gets its name from the fact that it, along with the fornix, resembles a seahorse (hence the seahorse on the right). The hippocampus is involved in episodic memory, and my doctoral research focused on the neuroscience of memory for emotional experiences.