This Disappearing Tattoo Ink Is a Godsend for Anyone With Ink Regrets
- Max Plenke for Science.Mic May 10th, 2016
- Source: https://mic.com/articles/143169/disappearing-tattoo-ink#.DteQxFORC
There's finally a tattoo ink for commitment-phobes, or anyone inclined to get a Donald Trump tattoo in 2016.
A team from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is developing an ink that's supposed to break down after a year (or three) and can be removed by a tattoo artist.
The system, called Ephemeral, is a two-step process that starts with a degradable ink delivered via encapsulation — the same technology sometimes used for delivering chemotherapy drugs — and ends with a tattoo artist using a removal solution to trace back over the original design to get rid of it.