This Temporary Tattoo Is Actually a Battery That's Powered By Your Sweat

What if the sweat produced by your body could power your gadgets? And what if the connection between the two could be made by a temporary tattoo, the more you sweat, the more power the tattoo generates? That's exactly what researchers at UC San Diego have developed—and one day, it could power your wearables. » 8/13/14 9:30am 8/13/14 9:30am

If Humans Shed So Much Dead Skin, How Are Tattoos Permanent?

Your body is constantly throwing off dead skin cells—a million every day. So how come tattoos don't fall off with them? It turns out, your body's immune system tries to get rid of the ink under your skin, but in the process, it makes those marks permanent, as this video from TED-Ed explains. » 7/12/14 7:07pm 7/12/14 7:07pm

What famous celebrities would look like if they had tattoos

Tattoos don't have the same stigma as they once did but we're still a bit away from having body art painted on the sleeves of politicians or on the necks of princesses. I wish they were though. These photoshopped images of famous people covered in tattoos are so great that I wish it was real life. How hilarious would… » 2/27/14 1:42am 2/27/14 1:42am

The Freaky, Bioelectric Future of Tattoos

America loves tattoos. From tribal designs to tramp stamps, this country can't get enough ink. Last month, a Pew study showed that tattoos grace the bodies of nearly 40 percent of Americans under 40, a massive number of customers in a $1.65 billion industry. Like any industry, however, the tattoo industry must… » 1/06/14 12:00pm 1/06/14 12:00pm

12 Idiots With Hideous and Stupid Apple Tattoos

It is one thing to like Apple products. It is quite another to let your insane tech zealotry escalate to the point where you are actually paying other people to inject ink into your skin with needles so that you may forever serve as a fleshy canvas displaying your deranged, rabidly fanatical devotion to an operating… » 10/01/12 4:20pm 10/01/12 4:20pm

What Happens When You Tattoo a Website Ad on Your Face—And That Website…

Back in the halcyon days of the dotcom boom, we did a lot of crazy things. We spent millions of dollars on extravagant nerd parties. We lavished mountains of funding and cocaine on startups selling diapers to puppies. And, eventually, we skinvertised ads on the backs and arms and faces of human beings. And then those… » 9/17/12 5:20pm 9/17/12 5:20pm