Nokia Patents Tattoo Of The Future

SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) — Imagine a tattoo that receives phone calls.

Although it’s currently science fiction, Nokia is betting it could make it happen. In fact, the company is so confident, they’ve patented the idea.

Nokia’s patent application describes a “ferromagnetic” tattoo that will transfer “a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.”

In simpler terms, the tattoo would actually vibrate when its owner’s phone rings.

Nokia has considered that some may squirm over the thought of getting a tattoo, so the patent also includes a removable material that attaches to the skin and performs the same function.

Possible uses for the techy tat cater to those instances when hearing a phone ring is either impossible or unwelcome – such as amid a noisy crowd in a stadium, or during a movie in a quiet theater.

Nokia connected the technology to no specific device and didn’t say when it might be released.

What do you think? Would you get this futuristic tattoo? Tell us in the comment section below!

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  1. Vitor Costa says:

    Definitely a valid concept. Don’t know how its gonna get done but I like the idea. if Nokia can start this first by making my eyebrow piercing or earring vibrate when my phone rings, that would be awesome. And remember guys if you make it happen please share some of the credit$ here with me😉

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      LAST YEAR THEY CAME OUT WITH AN ARTIFICAL SKIN COMPUTER THAT HAS MORE COMPUTING POWER THAN A LAPTOP. IT IS DESIGNED TO ATTACH TO THE SKIN UNDERNEATH THE WRIST. I SAW IT ON DRUDGE.

      1. Commonsense says:

        Well then it must be true since you read it there……… Nice CAPS LOCK btw

      2. ThereIsNoPresident says:

        I’m thinking about getting a tattoo that says look all the government posted comments on another made up story. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever.

    2. LukeJohn says:

      Now imagine if your girlfriend’s nipple ring (or the one further south) stared vibrating every time you called….

      Sorry, just couldn’t resist that.

      1. Ed M. says:

        Hello, this is Labio-dental fricative calling?

  2. JOHN T. FOX says:

    WELL IT APPEARS THAT THE MARK OF THE BEAST DRAWS NIGH!

    1. Dana says:

      Waiting for the obligatory smart-aleck comments from the “peaceful” atheists any moment now…

    2. Kylie M. B. says:

      I believe the ‘mark of the beast’ is the VeriChip insert that Obama has been talking about.

      1. JOHN T. FOX says:

        I DON’T LISTEN TO OSOMA OBAMA. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, VERA CHIP INSERT? THEY USE THAT ON PETS DON’T THEY?

  3. zacariah says:

    Then wrong numbers will REALLY be annoying!

  4. golfdude says:

    Straight out of Peter Hamilton’s Commonwealth Saga. OC Tattooes!

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      WHATS THAT?

  5. Lynn says:

    I’m with John t. Fox. The mark of the beast…

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT! THE REJECTS AMONGEST US ARE NUMEROUS! I ONLY WISH THAT THE CITIZENS AMONGEST US WERE AS NUMEROUS!

    2. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      No …..

      The Beast is taking another vacation with her girls….

  6. CV says:

    Mark the beast have fun idiots.,

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      IGNORANCE IS A STATE OF BLISS COMPARED TO THOSE WHO POSSESS TRUE KNOWLEDGE. YOU DO NOT APPEAR BLISSFULLY IGNORANT JUST ANOTHER LOG FOR THE FIRES OF HELL!

      1. Rafe says:

        What? Are you serious?

  7. Norbert G. Ginsel says:

    There used to be a nurse joke about whether a particular patient’s tattoo said “SWAN”, as was reported by an elderly nurse who had bathed him. The next day a young attractive nurse, bathed him, and reported that the tattoo actually said:

    SASKATCHEWAN!

    I want my tattoo right there, in the same place!

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING ONE OF KELSY GRAMMERS CHARECTORS DID.

  8. LukeJohn says:

    If you look at the latest way that OLED TV screens are to be made – basically printing them on sheets of glass or plastic using devices very much like inkjet printers, why not use something similar to “print” a super-thin, flexible, active circuit on either a thin, applied dermal patch or even subcutaneously.

    Power could be drawn from the body’s own electric field (an idea that I read about way back in the 1960’s).

    It would probably even be possible to add a display screen…

    “Skintenna” or “EyeScreen” anyone….?

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      THATS WHAT THEY SHOWED ON DRUDGE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. IN ROUGH FORM, BUT THE SAME THING.

  9. frozenohio says:

    WoW – women are gonna love this!

  10. John T Foxy says:

    I’d wait in line to get that done on my junk.

    1. JOHN T. FOX says:

      DON’T USE MY NAME IN ANY FORM!

  11. James says:

    Better get the removable kind. If the “ferromagnetic” ink vibrates to a phone call, imagine what it does inside an MRI machine.

    1. LukeJohn says:

      I can just hear the cries from within the MRI…

      “Whoa dude, what a buzzz!”

      ;o)

  12. m derosa says:

    Finally…..something I really need !!

  13. Roar says:

    How would one persons tattoo magnetic signature differ from another? if you and your buddy each had this, and your phone went off, wouldnt he vibrate too? so if im in a room with multiple people that have this, will we all vibrate if a phone rings?

    1. LukeJohn says:

      No more than when your cell phone rings, your buddy’s next to you doesn’t at the same time.

      1. Roar says:

        how would the tattoos tell a different phone was ringing?

  14. JJBuggerton says:

    Useless technology anyone, anyone??? Going once…

    1. LukeJohn says:

      Careful, I am old enough to remember when lasers were seen as a relatively useless lab curiosity…

  15. jtrent says:

    What’s next ink that lights up like a glow stick so people can find you in the dark when they call you?

    1. LukeJohn says:

      Actually, that is quite possible.

      Using OLED technology, we could give you an ET glowing finger…

    2. Ed M. says:

      Glow in the dark fluorescent tattoo inks were recently approved for human use.

      Previously only allowed for plant research.

      So a combo would mean you could have a light up display for communication right in your epidermis.

      Brave New Whirled.

  16. Timbit says:

    Your Tattoo vibrates. Now, do you stick you finger in your ear to answer?

  17. stan_in_usa says:

    Looking at some of the comments calling this the mark of the beast. I respect the opinions of people here, but nobody knows for sure what in fact it will be. If anything, the mark will be a sign of mandatory allegiance to a leader, nfot some new ad that comes down the pike

  18. jnsesq says:

    EXCELLENT! What a perfect way to irritate someone I don’t like!

  19. Morgana says:

    Hooray! I got cancer for a novelty!

  20. Ben Dover says:

    I’m gonna have one put on “big pec” and set the phone on speed dial…..yeeeeeeeha….

  21. Reality says:

    I wondered how the Christian “beast” would be marketed.It’an iPhone under the shin,hardwired into your nervous system directly.Like that?Well,you’re going to get it,soon.Just as soon as America winks out of this plane of existence,then you marxi’s will have full rule-carry on.Big picture-small steps.

  22. Carlos says:

    Make sure your tattoo gets registered on the Do Not Call list.

  23. ThereIsNoPresidentBlows says:

    And she does it well….

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