# Infinity symbol inside of an absolute value Tattoo

1. Jun 30, 2010

### IanTBlack

I've been thinking about getting a tattoo. I was considering getting the infinity symbol inside of an absolute value. Or the absolute value of infinity. Whichever you prefer.

How mathematically correct is that? The absolute value of infinity simplified is infinity is it not? Will I completely embarrass myself if I get it. I would be the only who gets it but if I were to show my math professor would he laugh?

2. Jun 30, 2010

### DaveC426913

Re: Tattoo

What does the absolute value of infinity mean to you that you would wish to have it emblazoned upon you?

3. Jul 1, 2010

### IanTBlack

Re: Tattoo

Always continue. Or continuance is absolute. Something along those lines.

4. Jul 1, 2010

### Staff: Mentor

Re: Tattoo

But it's redundant. $\infty$ is already positive, so |$\infty$| is the same thing as $\infty$. If you're going to mark your skin with something fairly permanent, might as well do so with something that has some meaning.

5. Jul 1, 2010

### Max™

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6. Jul 1, 2010

### Char. Limit

Re: Tattoo

This conversation makes me want to get a tattoo of the Gamma function...

7. Jul 1, 2010

### DaveC426913

Re: Tattoo

Somehwere here on PF is a guy who wanted a tattoo showing the alignment of the planets on the day of his birth. I whipped up a graphic for him showing it.

8. Jul 1, 2010

### GeorginaS

Re: Tattoo

Um. Hrm. D'you suppose that was supposed to be for future reference in case of an astrological-reading emergency and that information wasn't written down elsewhere?

9. Jul 1, 2010

### cronxeh

Re: Tattoo

You should get a tattoo of Picard facepalm moment. Absolute value of infinity! weaksauce

10. Jul 1, 2010

### mgb_phys

Re: Tattoo

Or the pulsar map from the voyager plaque - in case you ever got REALLY lost

11. Jul 1, 2010

### dlgoff

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12. Jul 1, 2010

### Jimmy Snyder

Re: Tattoo

Get a bumper sticker instead. That way, if the absolute value of infinity ever changes, you'll be golden.

13. Jul 1, 2010

### Jimmy Snyder

Re: Tattoo

He could get |-$\infty$|. It's the same thing and it isn't redundant.

14. Jul 1, 2010

### TubbaBlubba

Re: Tattoo

I'm going to get a tattoo of this concept!

15. Jul 1, 2010

### VeeEight

Re: Tattoo

You could get a tattoo of your favourite "proof without words"

16. Jul 1, 2010

### Jimmy Snyder

Re: Tattoo

PF has a strict policy against cars that go backwards.

17. Jul 1, 2010

### cronxeh

Re: Tattoo

Couple of suggestions

http://www.cynical-c.com/archives/bloggraphics/thorium.jpg [Broken]
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bgWiJzU03_U/SqZoUpF_gJI/AAAAAAAAAR0/RiyCmRdVLcE/s400/serotonin.jpg [Broken]
http://www.disgruntled-dutch.com/media/2006/11/takeittux.jpg [Broken]
Or just an entire periodic table, caffeine molecule or carbon inside theme, BSD daemon tattoo, or some corny line like 'all your base are belong to us' or 'when an irresistable force meets an immovable object', some math formulas, words spelled with chemical names, etc

oh oh.. rock paper scissors lizard spock http://aishahrox.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/rock_paper_scissors_lizard_spock.jpg

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18. Jul 1, 2010

### ~christina~

Re: Tattoo

The real question is whether or not it will still look appealing when you are 80.:uhh:

19. Jul 1, 2010

### VeeEight

Re: Tattoo

Some of these guys are still stayin sexy: http://bgink.com/en/?p=84
:tongue2:

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20. Jul 1, 2010

### leroyjenkens

Re: Tattoo

I like the discussions people have about getting a tattoo. It's basically "I want to have this image branded on me for the rest of my life".... "Well, maybe not that image exactly, but I do want to deface my skin with something."