Alistair Campbell's daughter, Charlotte, recently got a second cochlear implant. These help her hear more sounds and make it easier for her to discern from which direction those sounds come. Well, to show support for his 6-year-old, Campbell tattooed an image of the same implant on his head. Charlotte thinks her dad's new ink is "cool." And we do, too.
Ever wanted to get a tattoo but just couldn’t go through with the commitment? A company called Inkbox may have just the solution for you. Their “fruit-based” tattoos only take a few minutes to get onto your skin, and only last for about two weeks before fading away. They’ve already surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $15,752 by wide margin, but are still accepting backers to help fund more designs. And, a portion of every sale will help support an organization called the Darien Initiative, which serves several people groups in Panama, who have been utilizing the temporary tattoo method for decades. Finally, a way to get that barbed wire lower back-piece without committing for the rest of your life. Discuss
A year from now, the evening that “The Dress” photo went viral causing worldwide debates over colors, may just be a distant memory. But at least one man will have a lifelong reminder of the Internet’s most random viral moment: A tattoo of the dress forever etched onto his leg. (And, for the record, the dress is most definitely black and blue.) 24-year-old Daniel Howland told Buzzfeed, “I pretty much got it because, I mean, I keep up with all the social memes and hysteria and whatever, and this is the only one that I really couldn’t wrap my brain around. So I just decided to do it.” At least that tattoo removal cream is coming out soon ... Discuss
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