Nov200916
Diabetic mood-ring tattoos
01:13 PM
diabetic_mice.jpgMost of the time, we're hearing reports from the medical/news community about the dangers of tattooing (hepatitis, keloids, staph infections, devalued real-estate, etc).  So it's always a nice refresher when we hear about the scientists out there who are looking at the dermal arts in a positive light.

While it's only been tested in lab mice (which is generally a good place to start), doctors are hoping to utilize a pigment that changes color depending on the subject's blood-glucose level.  What does that mean for you?  Well, if you're diabetic, it could mean an end to the endless finger-pricking associated with blood-sugar monitoring.

Or, ya know, you could just get a really bitchin mood-ring tattoo and have a great reply to those irritating inquiries regarding the "meaning" of your ink.

"It means I need a Snickers bar or, I'm going to punch the next motherfucker who asks me a dumb question."

Read more about it here.

[Photo courtesy of Draper Laboratories and thanks to Charlie A. for the tip!]

4 Comments

that
is
FUCKING
awesome!!

im not diabetic but i would jump to get some of that!
oly crap, i predict a whole new era if tatooing if those inks are available to artists...

awesome!



Once this really gets going, the possibilities are practically limitless. If they can get the pigment to react to glucose, why not adrenalin? Can you imagine getting into a fight with someone and all of a sudden there dragon/lion/Raptor Jesus started glowing?



haha :) so funny! Serious stuff! Looking forward to mood changing tattoo colours :)



Sucks if you're color blind though. Though I guess you'd probably be more concerned about the diabetes.





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