Once associated with society's outsiders, tattoos are now more commonplace than ever: nearly 40 percent of Americans sported body art in 2005, double the number from 1991. That trend is likely to continue if MIT and Harvard researchers have anything to do with it: they developed a biosensor ink they call DermalAbyss. It can monitor chronic health conditions such as diabetes, and could further revolutionize how the world views tattoos.
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 20, 2017
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