There exists a brilliant, dazzling world that is beyond the perception of our eyes. The world is teeming with life and beauty at a unobservable level. Fortunately, somewhere along the line someone had the bright idea to invent the microscope, allowing us to see things beyond the limits of perception that our biology has shackled us with. And today to celebrate this wonderful device, and because we’re all a bunch of fucking nerds at heart, we’re taking a look at some microscope tattoos.
But no one really knows whom exactly should get credit for the invention of the modern compound microscope. Some claim it was invented in the Netherlands in 1590 by Zacharias Jansenn. Some say it was his neighbor and rival Hans Lippershey. Others attribute it to Cornelis Drebbel. But most seem to agree that Galileo made marked improvements to these early models of microscopes in 1625.
These microscope tattoos are badges of honor to these hardcore science nerds. And we hold science nerds in the highest level of reverence. After all, these are the people that cure disease and enable all sorts of breakthroughs that improve the collective well-being of our species. We suggest you go find the nearest micrologist and give them a big hug.