The ‘Double-Helix’ temporary tattoo was designed for the Gurdon Institute to represent their research as part of the Tattoo my Science project.


DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid) is the set of instructions our cells use to build our bodies. It is made of smaller units called genes arranged in a specific order and then wound up to form a double-helix structure.

If you were to uncoil all of the DNA from just one of your cells and place it end to end, it would be 6ft long! Do this for all your DNA, and the resulting strand would be 67 billion miles long—the same as about 150,000 round trips to the Moon.

Design by Natalie Walls

An illustration showing three friends chatting about a DNA tattoo the the person in the middle has

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