Solve For X: Math Tattoos That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Solve For X: Math Tattoos That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Tattoos of mathematical equations are a thing of beauty, even if you don’t understand them.

Mathematics is the basis of the entire world around us. Since the days of the Greeks, great thinkers have been finding mathematical beauty in the natural world. To those who understand it, high level math is nothing short of art in and of itself.


The world runs on math. Modern tattooing probably isn’t even possible without calculus, but we have no idea how to justify that, because we don’t understand how calculus works, or what it even really is. We are in awe of math, it just doesn’t add up to us.


Here are some tattoos of mathematics and physics equations that you don’t have to understand to appreciate their aesthetic value. Though, understanding would lend itself to a greater level of appreciation, such high level concepts are lost on people like us with our worthless liberal arts degrees.


It comes as no surprise that today’s world of proud nerds has bred a geeky subset of tattoos of equations. This article was originally going to be about mistakes in tattoos of math equations, but it turns out we don’t even know how to spot them. We assume all of these equations are correct, just as we have to assume they are actual real equations that hold any sort of meaning.  But either way, they look great!

It comes as no surprise that today’s world of proud nerds has bred a geeky subset of tattoos of equations. This article was originally going to be about mistakes in tattoos of math equations, but it turns out we don’t even know how to spot them. We assume all of these equations are correct, just as we have to assume they are actual real equations that hold any sort of meaning. But either way, they look great!

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