Computers & Mobile Craft & Design Science
Digital tattoo interface

Her cell phone is ringing, but the display is turned off. She lightly pushes a small dot on the skin on her left forearm to suddenly reveal a two by four inch tattoo with the image of the cell phone’s digital display, directly in the skin of her arm. She answers the call by pushing a tattooed button on her arm. While she’s talking, the tattoo comes to life as a digital video of the caller. When she finishes, the tattoo disappears.

Jim Mielke’s digital tattoo entry in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition – it’s only a matter of time before we’re seeing this kind of technology, I think. I’ll do it when it’s more about art than cell phones . . .