The contemporary sink fixtures business, Newform, is offering a line of faucets with laser-screen print patterns. Think laser printing on top of CD-ROMs using Lightscribe technology. The Tattoo series of sinkware displays squares, circles and swirls.

The trend here isn't the faucet, but the process of scribing designs into metal objects. Customization is in, and although it doesn't represent 'forever' like a real tattoo, I can guarantee it isn't washing off with water.

Implications - The popularity of tattoo imagery has expanded its reach to encompass objects that aren't human skin. Its intricate designs satiate consumer desire for individualistic products. Corporations may consider utilizing tattoo designs in their products in order to attract consumer business.