#2103: Simulatink

Today’s invention is a way for people to think about the future…specifically the future of their tattoos.

Before anyone committed themselves to such a longlasting embellishment, a program would show them a photo-quality rendering of their chosen design as if on someone’s body (in the very place they are planning to have it).

Then, a mathematical model, including the effects of blood flow, expected weight changes and skin aging, would simulate how the tattoo would look in say 25 years -after the influence of a lifetime of blurring by pigment diffusion.

With any luck, this might become a legal requirement before anyone signed up for any ‘ink’.

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