One company has gone so far as to make "smart tattoos" that can monitor your health and possibly track your location, according to Engadget. The tech start-up company, Chaotic Moon Studios, has unveiled different creations, but this one is a bit more impressive than their shark punching simulators.
"Tech-Tats" are temporary tattoos that can monitor different vitals in the body, including stress levels, blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate.
"We're excited to debut 'Tech-Tats,' our exploration into the use of skin-mounted components and conductive paint to create circuitry that lives on the human body in the form of a tattoo that has the capability to collect, store, send and receive data," said Chaotic Moon's Website.
It like a Fitbit or Jawbone, but instead of your wrists you wear it directly on your skin.
"In other words, you're eliminating clunky, expensive devices with a low-interference, low-cost, and low-hassle alternative, and using the user's skin as the interface. It's technology that is, in a sense, part of the user. The result? Total integration," they add.
Though the technology is still in development, the stick on tech-tat has many exciting possibilities, according to Slash Gear.
The tattoos could be developed to track and monitor soldier conditions in the field or find children that are lost, even allow patients who would otherwise be under hospital supervision to leave and return to their lives all while being monitored.