Tattoo body modification gets futuristically functional

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Doctors will be utilizing special nano-tattoos for heath markers in the near future.

One day, in the not so distant future because it’s actually being used in a testing environment today, people will use invisible nano-tattoos to give doctors an instant snapshot of their body’s inner workings.

The prototype, developed by Heather Clark of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, consists of a special nanoparticle solution injected into the skin…

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Corset Piercing – Bizarre Trend Sweeping UK as Surgeon Warns of Dangers

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‘Corset piercing’ is the latest craze sweeping the UK it involves sticking hoops into the skin and then threading them with ribbon

Forget tattoos, belly button piercings and Lady Gaga-style silicone implants, the latest craze in body modification is ‘corset piercing’ where metal rings are pierced into the skin and joined together with a ribbon to give a corset effect. (Pics)

 

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Implantable Silicon-Silk Electronics Could Lead To LED Tattoos

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A clear silk film, about one centimeter squared, with six silicon transistors on its
surface about to be implanted into a mouse (Photo: Rogers/Omenetto)
 Tattooing dates back to at least Neolithic times and has experienced a resurgence in popularity in many parts of the world in recent years. Advancements in tattoo pigments and the refinement of tattooing equipment has seen in improvement in the quality of tattoos being produced. Today it’s possible to get ink that glows under UV light, but a new technology could see tattoos that emit their own light. Researchers have been able to build thin, flexible silicon electronics on silk substrates that almost completely dissolve inside the body, paving the way for embedded LED tattoos that offer much more than just aesthetic appeal.The devices are made of a thin film of silk on which silicon transistors about one millimeter long and 250 nanometers thick are placed…

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Chinese Man Sticks 2008 Needles In His Head To Mark Beijing Olympic Games

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Now That’s Amore’

In a bizarre publicity stunt, Dr Wei Sheng pierced the decorative needles in his head, face, hands and chest in the five colours of the Olympic rings.

The picture of Dr Sheng’s was taken in Nanning, Southern China, and demonstrates the patriotic fervour among the Chinese people in the build up to September’s Games.

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Eye Tattoos

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If you think tattoos are so over, you’ve got another think coming. The latest in permanent ink? Tats on your eyeball. That’s right – a sharp stick in the eye.

When doctors do it, it’s called corneal tattooing; but when perfectly healthy folks looking for new horizons in tattooing, piercing, scarring, etc., do it, it’s nuts.

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