With the exception of advanced prosthetics, body-integrated tech hasn't yet become widely available. A new development in sensor technology hopes to introduce a new kind of wearable tech that attaches to your skin like a tattoo while keeping an eye on your health.
I love tattoos and I love my cellphone, but I'm not sure how I feel about the two of them being combined. That's exactly what Nokia is seeking to do with its new patent application — to create a ferromagnetic ink that when placed on your skin would communicate with your phone.
A new process that allows complex circuitry and electrical component to be applied directly to the skin is big news for medical sensors, but it could also lead to LED tattoos, video game interfaces that are integrated into your body, and even direct control of your muscles by a computer.
Rappers and hip-hop stars have worn teeth grills for years, but it looks like women in Japan are dropping the gold and ice and trading them in for Hello Kitty teeth decals. Yes, teeth tattoos are a fashion trend in Japan.
You've gotta be brave to strap into the Auto Ink. It's an automatic tattoo machine that not only permanently draws on your body, but picks what it'll draw as well. When you start it up, it randomly chooses a religion and its corresponding symbol and then brands you with it.