The Future Of Tattoos: 3D Printing Or Vanishing Ink?

The future of tattoos: 3D printing or vanishing ink?

Almost every culture of the last 5000 years has evidence of tattoos, some have decorative purposes and were worn as accessories, some carried information about their owners. It can not be said that over the past years, tattoos have changed a lot, of course, some methods of application have become better and safer, but in general everything also. However, technology can dramatically change the tattoos themselves, supplement their purpose and change their views on the drawings.


Disappearing ink

The constant character of the tattoo does not suit many, and often people are going to erase the tattoo with a laser device, which is not cheap and unpleasant. Therefore, disappearing ink was created.


Disappearing ink can "weathered" themselves after a while, from three to twelve months, depending on the chosen preparation, and if the tattoo is tired before, then it can be removed with a special solution that pulls the ink from under the skin and leaves a trace behind them.

The product of Ephemeral Tattoos will appear on the market next year.


Imagine a stylish tattoo that functions just like a touch screen - this is what the DuoSkin tattoo offers, it was developed in 2016 with the assistance of Microsoft and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Wireless connectivity allows you to use this tattoo as a tool for managing gadgets and large equipment. And gold leaf technology can be used to track body temperature or to build an NFC chip there to pay bills in a cafe or open doors working with a chip.


Tattoos have entered the medical world, for example, they can monitor the level of glucose in diabetics and alcohol in the blood of those who have problems with strong drinks.


At the moment, the TechTats tattoo is known, which collects biometric data about a person and passes them to a conjugate gadget. Alas, but the technology is still a little cumbersome, because in the real world it is not found, but the developers are working on reducing tattoos with the help of nano-ink.