There once was a time when tattoos weren’t as socially acceptable as they are now. In tandem with their rising popularity is the number of laser tattoo removals for whatever reason people regret getting them done in the first place — like a breakup or poor execution, for example. But a pain-free solution is currently being developed by five chemical and biomolecular engineering students at New York University with the mission to make tattoo regret a thing of the past.
Ephemeral is an “erasable” tattoo ink, that can be removed during the tattoo process or long after the art is completed, even years. How does it work? An artist uses the special formula just like any other ink, and then a removal solution can be applied to unsatisfactory parts or to the entire piece altogether to literally wipe the slate clean. While not currently available just yet, you can learn more about it online.
- Ryan Mcguire