Sep 14, 2022

Scientists develop tattoos that are pain-free, blood-free, and self-administered

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The method uses microneedles smaller than a grain of sand.

Tattooing went from a subculture to pop culture in the past decades. Tattoo artists use a mechanized needle to puncture the skin and inject ink into the dermis or second layer of skin-this is not only painful but it’s time-consuming.

The patch consists of microneedles that are each smaller than a grain of sand and are made of tattoo ink encased in a dissolvable matrix.


Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a painless and bloodless tattoo patch that’s simple enough for people to stick to themselves, according to a press release published by EurekAlert on Sept .14.

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