Body Modifications for the Blind Make Sight and Touch Statements
Klara Jirkova, a student at the University of Arts in Berlin, came up with an innovation to modify the body to allow the blind feel those artistic statements through their sense of touch. Braille tattoos now let the entire world experience the eclectic pieces of art you may choose to put in your skin.
The raised bumps that make up these braille tattoos consist of implants under the skin, and could include individual beads or a small tablet of embossed text.
The beads can be relatively small, but not as small as standard braille text as the body’s muscles would absorb them too deep to touch (and that would defeat t