Painless Tattoo Patches Deliver Do-it-Yourself Permanent Ink

These patches were developed by a team at Georgia Tech where you order and apply the patches yourself.

Tattoos used to be a sign you were anti-establishment and tough but maybe not for long.  A team at Georgia Tech just invented painless tattoos.  Instead of a needle, they’re patches with thousands of microscopic needles on one side that are so tiny most don’t feel them.   The needles aren’t even metal. They’re made of tattoo ink that’s encased in a material strong enough to get through your skin and dissolves.   They can be arranged any way you want to create letters and designs.  Essentially, you could design it on a computer, order the patch online, and stick it on all by yourself.   It reportedly costs less than a normal tattoo.