The Roots’ Questlove’s maternal lineage points to Sierra Leone, while Black Thought’s ancestry stems from the Mandinka Tribe, whose rich oral history was passed down by singers.
Q-Tip’s tribal ancestry links to Djola, a tribe who made a musical instrument similar to the banjoâ€”which created Blues, which influenced music and lead to hip-hopâ€”forever changing the modern music scene.
Showcase your own roots by adding aÂ DNA Ancestry SignatureÂ to yourÂ DNA Portraitâ€”it’s a scannable barcode “signature” that crosses over from physical to digital to trace your maternal lineage. The barcode is placed at the bottom right of your portrait in a color that compliments your DNA art.
Get 15% off + free shipping on any DNA 11 order with code VALENTINE15 (valid until Jan. 29).
Carl Zimmerâ€”the bona fide curator of science-based body artâ€”recently released his book Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, a mind-blowing collection of tattoos that pay homage to everything from Darwinâ€™s finches to neural nets, and of course DNA.
Popular Scienceâ€™s article Science Ink: A Taxonomy of Tattoos Inspired by Science features a jaw-dropping gallery of the book’s body art:
The science obsessedâ€”or at least those enthusiastic enough to etch their favorite equations, diagrams, schematics, and formulas directly onto their dermisesâ€”show off their needlework in a coffee table-worthy collection of pics, arranged by Zimmer into categories centered on major scientific disciplines: math, chemistry, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, astronomy, and a dedicated chapter on DNA.
We canâ€™t wait to get our hands on this book and explore the personal connections between science buffs and their inspired tattoos.
DNA 11 has received a lot of high profile attention in the media but it’s always extra awesome when it’s someone like Conan who we’re all HUGE fans of around here.
Conan’s guest on the show was Elijah Wood, a great friend of DNA 11, and the topic of his DNA portrait came up.
While we can assure everyone that Elijah is an original, we can’t vouch for Conan (maybe NBC really did get him).
If that doesn’t make sense, watch the full interview clip here: http://teamcoco.com/video/elijah-wood-secret-look-young
We’re with CoCo!
DNA 11 was selected by HGTV’s Candice Olson to be featured on NBC’s TODAY Show earlier this week. Candice, along with Kathie Lee and Hoda discuss our DNA Portraits and Fingerprint Portraits as cool art ideas.
View the video of the DNA art featured on the TODAY Show below!
At DNA 11 we love having the opportunity to let our clients personalize the color of their DNA portraits… Â No two DNA portraits are identical after all!
With the Fingerprint Portraits and Â Kiss Portraits you can choose custom colors online, but with theÂ DNA Portraits, our in-house designers work directly with our clients to create custom colors, based on swatches or Pantone colors they provide us.
The photos below are just two of the customized portraits that the team has created.
Do you have a custom color combination in mind for a DNA portrait?
DNA 11 partnered with Athletes First and Matt Cassel, Quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, to raise money for charity. Matt’s fingerprint portrait was auctioned off at the annual fundraiser at St. Regis Resort in Dana, CA. All of the proceeds from the auction were donated to the Orangewood Children’s Foundation in Orange County, CA.
To date Athletes First has raised $1,500,000 for kids in Orange County.
Tune into ABCâ€™s The View on Friday, February 12th to find Michael Fazio, Concierge to the stars and co-founder of Abigail Michaels Concierge Â featuring a variety ofÂ DNA Art by DNA 11. Michael selected DNA11 as an “out of the box” Valentine’s Day gift idea.Â The show is seen by over 7 Million Viewers!
When Does that View Air in your area?
Check your local listings for when to watch.
How cool is this… Check out the our very own DNA 11 minoHD Flip Videoâ„˘ Camcorder. Â The cool thing about this product was the ability to completely customize the skin of the video recorder. Instead of just a plain model you have the ability to add your own photo or select from some pre-designed skin options. This is a great idea if you are looking for a cool way to use the digital download of your DNA portrait.
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift? It is that time of year again and for some you haven’t thought about shopping yet.
Are you sick of receiving the typical candies, chocolates and cards? or Better yet are you sick of giving typical go to Valentine’s gifts to your special someone? As the quest for the perfect gift begins why notÂ set aside your go to favorites i.e. Chocolate, Candles, Cards and Flowers and create a personalized canvas piece. Â Most cards are read and tucked away, candies are eaten and forgotten.
Why not give the gift of personalized DNA Art for Valentine’s Day this year from DNA 11.Â Now this your chance to give a gift that last forever!
The Best Gifts’s for Him:
The Best Gift’s for Her:
Best Gift Ideas For Both:
Are you ready to create your personalized DNA Art for your Valentine?