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Would You Trust a 3D Printer to Give You a Tattoo?

Feeling brave? How about getting a tattoo? A tattoo from a 3D printer? That's not as ridiculous as it sounds, as a group of students from the ENSCI-Les Ateliers design school in Paris has shown. Armed with some inspiration and a MakerBot 3D printer, they swapped the extruder for a pen to see if the hardware could be used to ink up someone's arm. Read More >>

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Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Receipt Tattoo Must be the Worst Ink Ever

There's a new challenger for the coveted title of "Worst Tattoo of All Time, Ever". Introducing the McTattoo, good to go with a Big Mac, fries and a side-order of stupid. Read More >>

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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 >>

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"King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite" (That's His Name) is Refused Passport

Yep: That's a person's name. Matthew Whelan, Britain's most tattooed man, changed his name to King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite by deed poll four years ago. And despite heavy facial tattooing, it's his new moniker that's caused a stir with the Passport Office. Read More >>

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Jamaican Dancehall Musicians Pioneer Insane Eyeball Tattoo Craze

Derick Walters, a man who sings in a dancehall stylee under the slightly more glamorous name of Mace, has apparently become the latest Jamaican singer to take part in the bewilderingly fashionable concept of the eyeball tattoo. That's a tattoo, only IN AND ON YOUR EYE. Read More >>

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The Freaky, Bioelectric Future of Tattoos

The world loves tattoos. From tribal designs to tramp stamps, across cultures and borderlines, we can't get enough ink. But even multi-billion dollar industries must innovate. But what on Earth does tattoo innovation look like? What are we going to do next? Make them light up, or monitor our health, or turn into computers? What is the future of tattoos? Read More >>

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In The Future We'll All Have Phone Mics Tattooed to Our Necks, According to Motorola Patent

Well, you can't knock 'em for thinking out of the box at least! A new Motorola patent suggests the Google-owned company are looking to take wearable tech in a whole new direction, branding your skin with the very circuitry needed to make phone calls. Read More >>

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Get Tattoos In a Language You Don't Understand

I'm not sure why anyone who didn't speak, or could at least read, Cantonese or Mandarin would get Chinese characters permanently etched onto their bodies. I mean, they could say anything and you wouldn't have a freaking clue, just like these poor suckers. "Gross mistake" indeed. Read More >>

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11 Map Tattoos That Pay Tribute to Cities and Their Systems

In many cases, maps symbolise far more than just a street grid: It might be a city you've only dreamed about, or the place you wish you could go back to. It could even be a place that no longer exists — like the tattoo that shows New York's Five Points, the crime-ridden neighbourhood that disappeared in the 19th century. We've collected some of our favourite map tattoos below. Read More >>

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What Happens When You Tattoo a Website Ad on Your Face—And That Website Goes Out of Business

Back in the halcyon days of the dotcom boom, we did a lot of crazy things. We spent millions of pounds 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 people had to go on living their lives. Read More >>

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The 9 Most Terrible Tech Tattoos

You're free to ink whatever permanent monstrosity you want on your body, but when it comes to technology tattoos, be careful! Some tech tats have expiration dates. All technologies will eventually be replaced, but some will be remembered more fondly than others—and some won't be remembered at all. Read More >>

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Guy Gets Magnets Implanted in His Arm to Hold His iPod, Forgets There's a New Design Every Year

The touchscreen-equipped iPod Nano spawned a multitude of straps and cases letting users wear it like a watch. But none are as creative, or downright creepy, as this body piercing artist who had four magnets implanted in his arm to hold it in place. Read More >>

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