The tattoo is an ancient art as old as modern man. And by this we do not mean the hipster, who have been in charge of making them fashionable in the West during the last decades, but to the ancestors of the human being who lived more than five thousand years ago before the common era. So you can imagine that the way of doing it has been changing a lot from its origins to modern tattoo machines. However, evolution continues and scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created the device that could revolutionize the world of tattooing.
There are many types of tattoos and in many areas of the body: small, pretty and discreet; kawaii style; on the wrist… but they all have something in common and that is that they have been made with ink and a needle. The fear of the pain of the procedure puts many people back when it comes to taking the step and having one done, however, painless tattoos are viable And, in fact, they already exist.
Scientists at Georgia Tech have succeeded in creating a ink patch that allows tattooing without needles no hassles and easily and quickly. So at first you can remember the typical stickers that children usually wear but they work in a very different way.
These patches are made up of microscopic needles that deposit the ink effectively but without pain or bleeding. these needles they are smaller than a grain of sand and are made of tattoo ink encased in a dissolvable matrix. You just have to put them on the skin and press them.
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed tattoos that can be self-administered without pain. Using miniaturized needles, the tattoos were developed primarily for medical use, but may create new opportunities for cosmetic tattoos in the future. | https://t.co/AbptIrE3ud pic.twitter.com/3fa6bQfDT9
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Each microneedle acts as a pixel to create, as a whole, an image. In addition, it allows you to incorporate different colored inksalso including black light ink, which can only be seen when illuminated with ultraviolet light.
To continue adding advantages: they are low cost Y they can be self-administered. Of course, for now it is only proven that they last, at least one year, but are considered likely to be permanent. However, the most purists should not raise their hands to their heads yet because this method is not intended to replace the needle of a lifetime.
The goal is simply offer alternatives for people (and even pets) who want a painless tattoo that can be easily managed, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons.
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