Sporting the latest tattoo trend is quite a permanent commitment. While, they may be popular for a time, they are almost too often short lived. However, NYU students have introduced a new ink call Ephemeral that allows its recipients to remove their tattoo within a year or sooner. Maybe you and your partner want to get a couple’s tattoo or there’s a cool tattoo idea you want for short term, then this may be the solution for you.
Non-Permanent Tattoo Ink
There are paper tattoos that last a day or so and henna wears off in a couple weeks, but ephemeral ink is the first semi permanent ink introduced to consumers. It is applied that same way a normal tattoo is with a tattoo machine and tattoo artist.
How Ephemeral Tattoos Disappear
The first way for this ink to disappear is by letting the ink molecules naturally break down, which will take a year. If you want it removed sooner a tattoo artist will give you a solution that will flush out the molecules. This also allows you to erase specific portions of the tattoo if you decide you don’t like it or want to fix mistakes.
The co-founder of Ephemeral, Anthony Lam comments, “Tattoo inks today are permanent because of the fact that the dye molecules are too big for your body’s immune system to take away. By using smaller molecules, we’ve encapsulated them inside this spherical structure that’s big enough that your immune system doesn’t take it away. But when you remove it, it essentially eats away one of the components and the dye molecules are flushed out.”
When Will Ephemeral Tattoos Be Available?
Tattoo ink is being tested on pigs and the company projects ephemeral ink will be on the market by 2017.
What If I Have A Permanent Tattoo?
If you already have a permanent tattoo that you regret and want remove try out laser tattoo removal. It is the most effective method to remove tattoos and used by most doctors.
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