apple watch
Tattoos Rumoured to Break The Apple Watch’s Wrist Detection

Every new Apple product needs some form of scandal — whether real, or engineered by breaking an iPhone over bended knee — to call its own in the week after launch. And for those of us with tattooed wrists, the Apple Watch flaw has reared its gold-plated head. Read More >>

design
This Guy is Practically a Cyborg With His 3D Tattoo

Don't be fooled: This is not Tony Stark's latest bionic arm. It's an incredibly detailed tattoo, one whose proud owner looks like he just stepped out of Neuromancer. Read More >>

design
Keep Your Cookbooks Clean With a Temporary Recipe Tattoo on Your Arm

The cookbooks I've used in my life have endured drippings, grease splatters, and one especially harrowingly bath in a pot of tomato soup. Let's face it, a big block of paper is an inconvenient thing to lug around the kitchen. But there's an ingenious little idea that puts tattoos in a perfectly convenient place to consult: your arm. Read More >>

design
Shoot Electricity From Your Skull With These Great Silk Screen Prints

These gorgeous silk screen prints by London-based tattoo artist Deno depict bold hieroglyphic towers of electrical energy and human body parts, like black & white totem poles from a future skull cult, some New School universe of pyramids and castles where stairways coil up and over power lines and stars threaten to float away in the darkness. Read More >>

giz explains
How the Art of Tattoo Has Coloured World History

Tattoo is among humanity's earliest and most ubiquitous art forms. For more than 5,000 years cultures from every habitable continent have embedded permanent dyes in their bodies—as mystical wards, status symbols, rites of passage, or simply as personal decoration. That tradition continues today, just with a much smaller chance of infection. Read More >>

art
This Backpacker’s World Map Back Tattoo is Way More Interesting Than a Travel Blog

For backpacker Bill Passman, a simple travel journal wasn't enough. He was on a quest to see the world, a journey that would leave an indelible mark on him, and one that he wanted to commemorate with artistic permanence. Read More >>

wtfriday
Some Guy Got a Random Guy’s Facebook Profile Pic Tattooed to His Bum

When we said that Selfless Portraits, an awesome website where strangers drew pictures of other stranger's Facebook profiles, is something we should all totally get behind, we definitely didn't mean this: Joey Jordan took one of those random Facebook profile pictures and got it tattooed on his butt cheek. Now some guy's face from Brazil is on his arse forever. Read More >>

science
Tooth Tattoo Diagnoses Illness and Alerts Doctors

Scientists have developed a sensor that could be tattooed onto your tooth, diagnose an infection, and transmit that information to medical professionals without you having to go to the doctor. Read More >>

patents
Nokia Wants Your Call Alert To Be a Vibrating Magnetic Tattoo

We see patents come and go all the time, but here's a crazy-ass one from Nokia: magnetic tattoos that vibrate to alert you to your phone. Talk about keeping in touch. Read More >>