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A Teaholic Tat

Barry sent in his inky dedication to something that is also one of my favorite things. The molecule shown is theanine, an amino acid that they say is supposed to reduce stress and improve your mood. And by they, I mean people selling drinks packed with it. But it’s naturally found in tea, primarily green teas.

Barry wrote in to tell us,

I’ve been addicted to tea since I could avoid third-degree burns from the kettle, so it wasn’t hard when it came to get my first ink. I don’t just drink my own weight in it, I also love the history, the culture, new blends, the cake, the paraphernalia, and the chemistry too.

Tattoo was done by Steve, who used to work at Tribal Body Art in Edinburgh.

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