Just days after the release of the latest in wearable tech from Apple, the new Apple Watch is showing some serious problems when it comes to Wrist Tattoos.

apple watchyReports started to creep in from Reddit, Twitter and other social media channels that dark tattoos on the wrist where the watch sits was causing some odd behaviour with the stopwatch not working correctly or the watch locking up and requiring a password to be entered each time the screen turned off etc.


Update: Apple Watch Tattoo Gate confirmed on the Apple Support pages – Technobuffalo has a good writeup.

Apple has confirmed that the heart rate monitor which many features of the watch rely on cannot detect correctly when worn over a tattoo.

Scoopertino has a good (amusing) writeup on the how to deal with the issue

Update 2: it turns out that the Apple watch is not the only wearable that has issues with Tattoos. Reddit as usual is one of the first to report on it and the inquirer has a good writeup of the latest news from #Tattoogate