Piercings and Tattoos

Jun
03

Hi-Tech Tattoo to test Type 1 diabetes

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Graphic: Christine Daniloff

Several pricks into your finger to track your blood sugar level can be little painful but more a hassle. You might sometime wish for a machine which could be attached to your body and immediately detects your glucose level. Chemical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working on carbon nanotubes that could be injected under the skin to reveal blood glucose levels.
Paul Barone and Prof. Michael Strano are working on a new type of blood glucose monitor that could not only eliminate the need for finger pricks but also offer more accurate readings.

Strano and Barone’s sensing system consists of a “tattoo” that’s designed to detect glucose, the nanotubes are wrapped in a polymer that is sensitive to glucose concentrations. A wearable device roughly the size of a wristwatch shines infrared light through the skin and onto the nanotubes, which fluoresce when in contact with glucose, thus displaying the patient’s glucose level.

The researchers plan to create an “ink” of these nanoparticles suspended in a saline solution that could be injected under the skin like a tattoo. The “tattoo” would last for a specified length of time, probably six months, before needing to be refreshed.

Claims are high and it seems pretty useful for those suffering from type 1 diabetes but is it possible to re-etch a tattoo on the same place where first tattoo is done? Or new skin area will be required, if this happens then one fine day you’ll have to switch back to contemporary blood sugar testing device. I think best is to eat healthy and exercise well to keep yourself away from these tattoos. Be more living and etch some real colorful tattoos 😉

Source: MIT






Jul
02

Tribute to Micheal Jackson with a Tattoo

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Whole world was shocked on 25th June when the ‘King of Pop’ was reported dead.

Micheal Jackson was well-known for his many physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk.

When you think to give a tribute to Jackson what could be better than his signature moves.

The tattoo pictured is inked by Lokesh Verma of Devilz Tattooz, New Delhi, India. Jackson is seen in his signature ‘anti-gravity lean’, for which he was granted U.S. Patent No. 5,255,452, used in the music video for “Smooth Criminal”. Though, this patent expired on December 20th, 2005 due to failure to pay its maintenance fee.

That’s a separate story! So, guys what are you waiting for grab something more like Micheal Jackson and ink it to give a tribute to the ‘King of The Pop’.






May
13

Paul Booth tattoos Artful Stitches joining Skull

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Tattoos are great pieces of art which an artist etches on the skin of his client till death. This art of permanent decorating your body has advanced day by day. Improved tattooing machines, inks, techniques and even diverse designs are giving tattooists cut-throat competition to keep their name alive.

Here, we a piece inked by award winning tattoo artist Paul Booth of Last Rites Tattoo, NY. His work brings images of death and mayhem to mind. He is famous in the tattoo industry for inking life-like evil characters.