Electronic tattoos

Not sure about your next tattoo? These temporary electronic tattoos combine a love of technology and tattooing for functional purposes. The new electronic and temporary tattooing process allows for printing onto temporary surfaces like cling film which can then be attached to the skin. Its potential uses are expected to make huge impacts on the medical industry in the future, replacing the need for finger clips, heart rate monitors and more.

Carmel Majidi, CMU, says: “We print circuits made of silver nanoparticles, and then what we do is we coat those silver nanoparticles with a liquid metal alloy.”

Read the full story here. (https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/14/these-temporary-electronic-tattoos-could-redefine-wearables/?guccounter=1)

New tattoo rules for the Royal Navy

Tattoos have always been a huge part of culture for members of the Royal Navy. Many sailors choose to use tattoos to tell stories of drunken encounters, brave achievements and experiences they had during service. However, the new Royal Navy laws see certain tattoos banned under new rules and regulations stating that any political or vulgar tattoos will be a ‘barrier for entry’ for sailors. Tattoos on the hands are now allowed. To see the full list of new Royal Navy tattoo laws, read the full article. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6390255/Royal-Navy-tightens-recruitment-rules-tattoos.html)

Widow hangs dead tattoo artist skin in studio

What is the strangest thing your other half has asked you to do? Odd fetish? Gross hair removal tasks? Well, when this 41-year-old Canadian tattoo artist found out that he was going to die, he had one pretty outlandish request for his wife – to remove his tattooed flesh and hang it up in the tattoo studio.

Kyle said: “For someone to get something tattooed on them that they’re displaying for life, you know, means something to them. You wouldn’t burn or bury a Picasso and that’s what some of these pieces are.”

Hear more about this story. (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/widow-dead-husband-skinned-can-13592935)

Who really owns the tattoo you created?

Whether you are the inker or the one being inked, this debate could see you rethink how you see the pieces of tattoo art you love. Who really owns a tattoo? It could be the artist, it could be the customer, or it could even be the person who created an original piece of art. This subject is often overlooked and the answer actually depends on each situation.

“The work must be reduced to a material form and that may just be an idea in the mind of whoever conceptualised it. They must have put pen to paper or ink to skin and the work created,” says Nicole Smallberger from Adams & Adams.

Read and listen to the story here. (https://ewn.co.za/2018/11/14/listen-copyright-and-tattoos-who-really-owns-your-tattoo)

Tattoo art: can it ever be considered a medical procedure?

Earlier in the year, Japanese tattoo artist Taiki Masuda was found guilty by Japanese courts of tattooing without a medical license. He appealed the case, stating that he was creating art and never had the intention to practice any kind of medical procedure. He won the appeal and was found not guilty of any crime.

Read more about this Japanese tattoo story. (https://kotaku.com/today-was-a-big-victory-for-japanese-tattooing-1830429896)