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The philanthropic Blue Stem Tattoo

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So here’s yet another tattoo that has its seeds tracing somewhere from the organic world of botany! This tattoo that you see here is an inked replica of the prairie grass called Andropogon gerardii or more commonly known as the Big Blue Stem.

Here the tattoo is serving a rather philanthropic purpose as it intends to cover up a wicked scar that this lady had from a car accident which had shattered her calcaneus. A prairie plant generally has more than half of the plant body underneath the ground to keep the plant alive in grave conditions as well. Here the intricate root systems are inked in a way as to cover the scar of the repaired heel.

On a real level and also on a situational apparent level, the extensive root system of the plant stands for stability, strength and recovery. So now you know how apt this tattoo is to appear there on the heel! Quite an apt tattoo for sure and all the credit goes to Carl Zimmer and his Science Tattoo Emporium!

Via: Carl Zimmer

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