Motorola Mobility—a company owned by Google—has submitted a very creepy patent for an “electronic skin tattoo” that will literally connect a user to their mobile devices. In addition to serving as a permanent Bluetooth piece, the tattoo, which will be “capable of being applied to a throat region of a body," can also be used as a lie detector. "Optionally, the electronic skin tattoo can further include a galvanic skin response detector to detect skin resistance of a user." (Could they have possibly worded that in a way that could be more terrifying?) Finally, the technology we've all been waiting for: an electronic skin marking from a large global corporation capable of connecting you to a system of computers and detecting resistance … Discuss

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen the image deemed “The World’s Worst Tattoo”. The picture, which first surfaced online back in 2005, features a woman’s photograph next to a comically terrible tattoo portrait of it on a man’s arm. Well, it turns out, the story behind the infamous ink is actually pretty heartbreaking. The tattoo is a memorial to an unidentified man’s wife who died in a tragic fire, leaving behind her husband and three young children. Well, a tattoo artist in Ohio was so moved by the story, he offered to redo the now-famous portrait for free when the man walked into his shop late last week—and it now actually looks pretty good. Tattoo artist Scott Versago said on his Facebook page, "Now he has closure and I have an amazing story to add to my portfolio!" … Discuss

This week, English soul-rockers The Heavy join us to talk about their new album, The Glorious Dead. If the band doesn't sound familiar, you'll know them when you hear their breakout song How You Like Me Now?, which has been featured in numerous movies, commercials and tv shows (check out their epic Letterman performance below). Also this week, we play a fantasy showdown game, Jesse spends a night in Rodanthe, we consider 80's sitcom tattoos and Calvin brings another list. Read More

To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo?

Our inked-up generation doesn’t give it a second thought—but should they? Read More

Scientists at Princeton have come up with a sensor they say they could tattoo on a tooth. The sensor can detect and diagnose medical conditions. The sensor is very sensitive to specific bacteria that can cause infection, so could be useful for hospitals in preventing additional illness. Plus, you'd have a tattoo on your tooth ...


A man named Pat Vaillancourt is hoping to become the world-record holder for most advertising tattoos on his body. He currently has about 10,000 URLs tattooed on himself and has a goal of 100,000. He charges $35 a tattoo, though half of that money goes toward refugees in Haiti and Somalia ...