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A nanoengineer teamed up with Rihanna’s tattoo artist to make smarter ink

Aug 21, 2023
Tattoos are more popular than ever. About a third of Americans have at least one. The creators of this new vanishing ink hope it's a first step toward smart tattoos that provide intel about our bodies.
Scientist Carson Bruns’ laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder makes tattoo inks by mixing, stirring, evaporating and spinning a series of liquids until they end up with particles of dye encased in beads of plexiglass.
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Would you get a tattoo of your company logo for a raise?

May 2, 2013
If you work for Rapid Realty in New York City, it's a possibility.

The Street of Eternal Happiness: The Tattoo Artist

Aug 16, 2012
Among the street's many noodle shops and fashion boutiques, one artist's tattoo store represents a changing China.

Heads up: Air New Zealand is looking for a few bald men

Sep 10, 2008
My mother always said she had eyes in the back of her head. Now, a New Zealand airline wants to put temporary tattoos on the back of the heads of...