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Vibrating Tattoos: Wonderful or Wacky?

News 2012/03/21 13:00:00
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According to the Wall Street Journal, someone has filed a patent for "vibrating tattoos." And it wasn't just anyone -- the patent was filed by Nokia. What use could one have for a so-called vibrating tattoo, you ask? That's not 100 percent clear yet, but it's not as aimless as it sounds. The tattoo would vibrate when the wearer received a text, phone call, or e-mail. (Yes, people. It's happening.)

Unwired View describes the innovation in detail: "The tattoo would be applied using ferromagnetic inks. The ink material would first be exposed to high temperatures to demagnetize it. Then the tattoo would be applied. You'll apparently be able to choose the actual image you want as the tattoo. The procedure is identical to that of getting a 'normal' tattoo -- only the ink is special." Do you think the idea of a vibrating tattoo -- and the fact that we're so close to it -- is wonderful or wacky?


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  • Salonje 2012/03/22 18:03:22
    Wacky
    Salonje
    +2
    Seems so close to being some trend that will eventually be government controlled like everything else. What if there are issues with airport security and other transmitting devices/signals. Also, I am sure the affects will wear off due to body oils, diets, and such. Doesn't sound like a good idea at all to me.
  • Takara 2012/03/22 18:03:08
    Wacky
    Takara
    +1
    Is it just me or is this a sign of the times and that tattoo a "mark of the beast"? Wake up people. It's not wacky, more like scary!!
  • Fox 2012/03/22 18:02:34
    Wonderful
    Fox
    I think that this is freaking fantastic
  • panjok2 2012/03/22 17:40:10
    Wacky
    panjok2
    +1
    Ya t is wacky and I am betting somewhere down the line people will end up with some sort of cancer or not wanting it anymore! I think it won't be long before we aren't caring a phone as it will be implanted on us! They already have a tooth phone so I wouldn't think it would be long before it is the norm! Still think it is crazy but cool too!
  • Paul 2012/03/22 17:23:58
    Wacky
    Paul
    +5
    No Thanks! Its got to suck when your arm is shaking but you can't find the phone. What if you change providers, new tattoo? You know they'll make better upgrades, just get a new tat every year to keep up with the tecnology? What about the tech kid from the Jr. High that figures out how to make arms jerk, and goes around for the prank. Not to mention how the government will figure out how to use or abuse the technology. NO THANKS!!!
  • panjok2 Paul 2012/03/22 17:43:42
    panjok2
    ha the government is the one who is probably behind this in the first place! Think about it...if the gov wanted to implant everyone they couldn't just come out and tell you now could they? So it would be smarter to make it something YOU want! that's just my little conspiracy for the day! haha
  • panjok2 Paul 2012/03/22 17:47:51
    panjok2
    +1
    I bet I know a few girls who would love this tattoo in a certain spot! haha

    did he just say that? yes I did!!!
  • IChangedMyNameAgain 2012/03/22 17:15:53
    Wacky
    IChangedMyNameAgain
    +1
    Vibrating whaaa?
  • Paul IChange... 2012/03/22 17:28:19
    Paul
    Yeaaaa.....howwww.....aaboouu...
  • IChange... Paul 2012/03/22 17:31:33
    IChangedMyNameAgain
    +1
    Yeaaaah. Its like...yeaaah.
  • Tenness... Paul 2012/03/22 17:58:46
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    We should all get tattoos on our genitals. Everytime the phone rings, we experience a chance of having an orgasm!
  • amoonsinger 2012/03/22 17:12:43
    Wacky
    amoonsinger
    Yes wacky but there are a lot of wacky people in the world.
  • amoonsi... amoonsi... 2012/03/22 17:23:12
    amoonsinger
    Oh my gosh, just told this to my friend and first thing she said was could you imagine, at work telling the boss you are so tired cause your Bu** tattoo was vibrating all night. ROFLOL Gave her the biggest laugh of the month. Just had to come back and mention this. Wow what a stupid idea. Then too, could they track you though your tattoo's. Hum, other thoughts arise.
  • MetalMouthJeff 2012/03/22 17:11:03
    Wacky
    MetalMouthJeff
    When my cousin started working for a cell.phone company in 1983 they were in a sboe box and you had to pay for people to call you. I said this will never be popular. Who would want to be available 24/7 for a call. Boy was I wrong. This may be something too
  • Wonder Babe 2012/03/22 16:44:40
    Wacky
    Wonder Babe
    +1
    It's actually a bit of both. Reminds you of the scifi movies where everyone is imprinted. Next instead vibrating they will also have gps. Big brother is watching but hasn't he always?
  • Alex 2012/03/22 16:32:51
    Wacky
    Alex
    +7
    Anyone read barcode? How about 1984? Harry Potter surely? Call me paranoid, but this is ringing a few nasty bells. Ah well. World domination here we come. I'll miss you freedom!
  • ☆Snapef... Alex 2012/03/22 18:39:06
    ☆Snapefangirl☆
    The Barcode and 1984 were scary.
  • lynbe 2012/03/22 16:09:39
    Wacky
    lynbe
    Wild
  • carson ... lynbe 2012/03/22 16:25:40
  • mike 2012/03/22 16:07:36
    Wacky
    mike
    +1
    Why would anyone want their skin to vibrate?
  • Paul mike 2012/03/22 17:37:08
    Paul
    That's why they make vibrators, but don't think I want it implanted permanant
  • huttyputt 2012/03/22 16:03:24
    Wonderful
    huttyputt
    Actually I think it's both. I can think of a place to put it where the results would be little less than fantastic. A great way to get notified that you are "wanted". Seriously I can see positive use possibly in the field of medical diagnostics.
  • firelooker 2012/03/22 16:01:15
    Wacky
    firelooker
    +3
    Get your pecker tatooed then you can get a cheap thrill everytime your phone rings.
  • Kebby 2012/03/22 15:52:43
    Wacky
    Kebby
    +2
    Why not just let them micro chip us now ? Let me see Demolition Man for example is this really how we want to live - Rev:13:16 -
  • augusti... Kebby 2012/03/22 17:09:00
    augustine.ubogu
    +1
    U ARE RIGHT U KNOW
  • RicksterBear 2012/03/22 15:51:41
    Wacky
    RicksterBear
    Soon we're going to like walking computers, with implants and devices we can attach and download into ourselves.
  • RowanWolf 2012/03/22 15:49:57
    Wacky
    RowanWolf
    I think its wacky for many reason. For one, do we as people really need the invention of more technology, or should we focus on other more important things, such as cures for dieseases, or even better educational systems. At this rate, the future really will be all technology. By the time I have great great grandchildren ( I'm 16) children will completely rely on technology to do the work for them. Which is just.. Not right. They think obessity is an issue now, it will be ten times worse come the future.. I know this is just about a virbrating tattoo and all, but one thing leads to another.
  • Old Geecer 2012/03/22 15:46:30
    Wacky
    Old Geecer
    Wacky or just plain stupid, its about as stupid as people haveing ring hanging from their noses, when I was a kid my father put a ring in are bull nose incase he attacked one of us, it did tame him down after a few pulls, and to warn people to be where of him, (maybe thats why people are running around with their rings?)
  • zach 2012/03/22 15:45:49
  • lovelovelove 2012/03/22 15:36:45
    Wacky
    lovelovelove
    that's stupid
  • Jermaine Pollard 2012/03/22 15:35:11
    Wacky
    Jermaine Pollard
    +1
    Is this an early April Fools joke?
  • augusti... Jermain... 2012/03/22 17:10:44
    augustine.ubogu
    +2
    ABI MY BROS
  • Jermain... augusti... 2012/03/22 17:25:05
    Jermaine Pollard
    Huh?
  • dekecds 2012/03/22 15:31:22
    Wacky
    dekecds
    +1
    I think it'd way cool, but way too far out there. Voice recognition and a vibrating bracelet would be enough tech for me. I don't need to have my already-evil cell service provider permanently embedded in my skin.
  • Paul dekecds 2012/03/22 17:12:49
  • Zach 2012/03/22 15:05:17
    Wacky
    Zach
    +4
    Come on people we all know where'd we put our vibrating tattoos
  • Krissy 2012/03/22 15:03:31
    Wacky
    Krissy
    Now, I'm not a religious person in the least, but even I can see the uncomfortable similarities here. This is not a good idea on any level.
  • India Thomas 2012/03/22 14:55:05
    Wacky
    India Thomas
    +1
    It's like the Dark Mark from Harry Potter! There is no escape!
  • Tennessee3501 2012/03/22 14:52:03
    Wacky
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    I think all tattoos are terrible. I do not understand why anybody would want one.
  • meagan.... Tenness... 2012/03/22 15:26:54
    meagan.maxam
    +3
    they can be beautiful that's why

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