Piercings and Tattoos

Jun
03

Hi-Tech Tattoo to test Type 1 diabetes

Posted by admin on June 3, 2010

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

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Mar
13

A Cute Starry Foot Tattoo

Posted by Disha Singh on March 13, 2008

Recently, I read that Gwyneth Paltrow has tattooed letter 'C' on her hip to show her commitment to hubby Chris Martin. Couldn't she be little creative to etch something cool and more artistic! Anyways that's her choice but not mine. I like tattoos which have some colourful designs, whether these designs are of my kindergarten drawing books. Well! over here the foot tattoo is inked by Heidi Serth of Art N Body Studio, whose tattoos take me back to my school days and various cute cartoon characters. Okay let me come back from my childhood wonderland... Guys lemme tell you something about foot tattoos: It is painful to get tattoo on your foot especially your ankle. Tattoos on feet are less durable because of the greatest amount of physical “abuse”, which cause the tattoos to fade faster. Foot tattoos are difficult to maintain.

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Feb
20

DIY oral piercing is risky!

Posted by Disha Singh on February 20, 2008

(The craze for facial piercing in Himachal Pradesh, India, is increasing day by day but it's not professional piercing, rather it is DIY piericng. Concerned about this issue I got down to write.) :???: A low-waist jeans with tight bottoms, baggy pullover, a bandanna for gelled locks and a face with some piercing…this is the appearance of our youth slipping in the shoes of Rap Style, frequently seen freaking out on the Mall Road. This is mainly not the fashion for under-graduates but it’s our school going children trying their level best to add some funk to their style. This is the new cult into which our ‘future of nation’ is moving sleathily. Recently, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day many youngsters were seen parading in this fashion. To be in latest fashion is good but following it blindly is the matter of concern! The craze for facial piercing is growing day by day but with a heavy heart it is to be mentioned that people are not aware of its side-effect

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