Cell Phones and Tattoos

by on Mar.22, 2012, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on March 22, 2012

Phone TattooI can remember the “old days” before cell phones.   I remember my first mobile phone.  You kept it in the car for emergencies. It was the size of a shoe box and weighed a couple pounds.  I’m talking 25 years ago. Then cell phones came about.  And now one of the advanced electronics manufacturers is combining two things that young people are infatuated with – cell phones and tattoos. At least that’s how Nokia refers to a new patent they’ve recently submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office..

Nokia has developed ferromagnetic material that can receive alerts from your phone.  They’re calling it a tattoo because it can be placed below or above the skin. You can have it implanted under the skin, sprayed, stamped, taped, drawn or applied as a decal.

It is essentially a magnetic vibrating tattoo. It can pick up a signal from a magnetic field and then is able to vibrate the device which is on or under the skin.  It would be used to alert the wearer of low battery, received message, received call, and other alerts.

Maybe it’s because I’m not much of a phone person, but do we really need this?  And if you have a choice of placing a stamp or decal on your skin instead of inserting it in a tattoo – wouldn’t you lean towards that choice?   What a weird feeling and equally creepy idea – having your skin vibrate in a certain pattern to let you know your battery is getting low on your phone. Not for me.

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lex92 May 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Technology is an amazing thing and as creepy as it is I do see a lot of this being normal in the future.

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