This is my 3rd tattoo and is based on a charicature of Charles Darwin that appeared in The Hornet in 1871 after he published The Descent of Man. I’m a scientist and an atheist and I have much admiration for Darwin as a pioneer in evolutionary theory. (Additionally, my favorite animals are monkeys and apes, so that was a bonus but not my primary motive in getting this.)
"Join, or Die", drawn originally by Benjamin Franklin. The cartoon appeared along with Franklin’s editorial about the "disunited state" of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity.