The 'E-ink' Tattoo Puts a Tattoo on Your Skin with a Smartphone App

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 1, 2015
References: emergeinteractive & designtaxi
These electronic ink tattoos are a revolutionary new product that could change the tattoo industry forever.

'Emerge Labs' developed the world's first 'E-Ink' technology where you can have or remove any tattoo you want with the convenience of a smartphone app. The 'subdermal E-Ink technology' uses a display that is implanted under your skins, just like a regular permanent tattoo. The only difference is that the E-ink stays right under your epidermis and uses microcapsules to create a display on your forearm. The display is controlled with an app on your smartphone that connects with Bluetooth, switching from tattoos to animations or even your smartphone screen for notifications.

The company has collaborated with Strava and the electronic ink tattoos can be used for health purposes -- displaying your stats, speed and heart rate in real time, while you exercise.