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Gold Tattoos – The New Skin Jewelry?

March 12, 2012

If committing to a real ink tattoo is a little too intimidating, then consider these gold alternatives. Produced by high-tech company Genefinity, these temporary tattoos adhere to skin. They’re pretty amazing. Thanks to 10x for this discover.

 

Italian engineers have come up with an alternative way to wear gold, silver and other metals: as temporary tattoos adhered to the skin.

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Produced by the high-tech company Genefinity, Gold Sin Jewels are the product of scientific research in nano-tech materials. Available in different patterns, the tattoos last between three and seven days–and because they’re stuck to you, it’s hard to misplace or lose them. Impossible, actually.

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So how do the tattoos work? Genefinity calls it the “Ghost” process, and it involves fixing thin films of gold, silver, platinum and palladium to flexible substrates, or surfaces on which organisms live.

Gold Sin Jewels are made on a paper support that functions with hydro-soluble molecules, such as a think 24-karat gold film. A bio-compatible resin layer allows the film to adhere to skin, and keeps it safe, waterproof and lasting.

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