hey guys! i'm new, and this is my first tattoo. it's a logarithmic spiral (within a golden rectangle), which you find everywhere in science and art. galaxies swirl in this pattern, birds descend from the air in this pattern...it's everywhere. the proportions of the golden rectangle that my tattoo is of is dictated by the golden ratio (phi) which is ~1.618:1. no matter how large or small the spiral is, it maintains its shape, so it is a symbol of constancy and perseverance. the golden ratio is frequently found in things we find to be aesthetically pleasing and frequently dictate the way things grow (like seeds on a sunflower or rows of spikes on a pineapple), so to me it is the unifying factor for science and beauty.