A new form of body ink from tech startup Ephemeral creates regular looking ‘trial’ tattoos that fade after a year (or sooner).
Apparently, the molecules of traditional tattoo dyes are too large for the immune system to eliminate, hence the permanence of the mark. Ephemeral’s smaller dye molecules have a protective coating that breaks down after a year. The dye can also be neutralised by a special solution at any point.
While still testing the process, the company hopes to bring it to market by late 2017.
Earlier this month the ‘Dublin Tattoo Convention‘ was held at The Red Cow Inn. After a few emails and some arm twisting, I managed to secure a tiny corner of the room where I could set up a makeshift studio. Surely there had to be some very interesting characters attending? I was not disappointed….
Tattoo artist, printmaker and illustrator Peter Aurisch plies his trade at the Nevada Johnny studio outside Berlin. His bold, geometric creations are inspired by the work of Klimt, Schiele and Picasso.