Tattoos have an incredible colorful, incredibly long history. They have served many purposes all over the world but there has been a breakthrough recently that just might change the perception of what was once known as taboo. Tattoos have had a rough past and were often times the subject of judgment. Tattoos can symbolize many different things such as emotions, stories, tributes or cultural representations. Well German scientists have been working on a new type of tattoo ink that will have a huge impact on the medical and tattoo world. This could make life much easier and healthier for hundreds of thousands of people.
German scientists are in the process of perfecting a type of tattoo ink that isn’t really ink at all. In fact they are developing dermal sensors that can substitute as ink for tattoos. People traditionally get ink to express themselves through permanent art. Well now tattoos might serve a different purpose for people who need it.
These dermal sensors change color depending on the state of your health giving you a real-time visual representation of varying body conditions.
The ink changes color depending on your blood pH, sugar and sodium levels allowing a person’s health to be tracked without any sort of testing or even visiting a doctor.
Scientists from MIT and Harvard teamed up to create health monitoring dermal sensors earlier on as well to measure other body levels.
The biosensors created have only been tested on pig skin so far and is undergoing other testing to make it safe for human use.
These monitors can be incorporated into your favorite designs and also serve the purpose of ensuring you stay healthy.
To measure your insulin levels oftentimes you have to prick your finger and purchase expensive equipment every month. This is incredibly inconvenient and inefficient. This new tattoo ink could completely change how a tattoo is utilized.
The advancements in the medical field are mind-blowing. The fact that they are being utilized into non-traditional forms of application really takes things to a new level.
Tattoos could soon be viewed as important tools that everyone could benefit from. This is just the start.
The concept is brand new but a whole new world of possibilities has been opened.
Not only could this help diabetic patients but also those with allergies, blood issues, stress levels and more.
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This special ink might just be the future of getting a checkup. You would be able to monitor your health 24/7 and make adjustments accordingly without waiting to see how you “feel”. Aside from that this could save lives by providing an early warning system. The amount of waste produced from someone who has to prick their finger and toss a strip multiple times a day is only growing, this would make a big dent on that as well. The benefits are long and the potential of this technology is enormous. I for one cannot wait to see what the future holds and how tattoos are utilized for more than self-expression.