haiii, I'm Valentene.
24 years old, from Pennsylvania.

astronomy, biology, cats, cats, vegan/vegetarianism, herpetology, hiking, philosophy, cats, art (mostly photography), video gaming, reading, sci-fi, tattoos... and cats.
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Carl Sagan and Zuzu. Behold!

Have been down in the dumps, but thankyou Jared for providing me with thedailylaffz!

so, my nebulous gash tattoo is currently on National Geographic’s “The Loom” blog by Carl Zimmer.


Never updated my tattoo work onto Tumblr! Here we go.


complete; artwork & inked by Steve Lemak of Quillian Tattoo (Allentown, Pennsylvania).

I wanted a tattoo that would embrace my love for astronomy and consciousness of being. I remember years ago realizing the fact that we were made of star stuff when I was watching an episode of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” series. Since then, my entire outlook on life has changed. Our ability to experience is so cherishable. I am not one of religion, but the feelings that I experience when I think about our origins, are not unlike spirituality.

“We are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts… is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact… many people feel small, cause they’re small and the universe is big, but I feel big! Because, my atoms came from those stars.” - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

fresh ink!
fresh ink!


took the telescope outside last night…

holywhoa stars. it was so clear out, and in any one position I set the ‘scope, it sought out at least 15 stars (at 20x magnification)! I couldn’t find the pleiades star cluster, though (on the scope, I could easily see it in the sky).

shall try again tonight!


This popped up on my Facebook feed today.


holy shit.

This popped up on my Facebook feed today.
holy shit.

Summer Night by Akageno Saru