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Car Tatoos

...as in actually tatooing the car
 
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Permanently tatooed motifs applied to the vehicle. A regular tatoo gun may not work so well (One would presumeably use something more like a fine point dremel tool).
ShawnBob, May 19 2011

Car Tattoo http://carphotos.ca...414480017_large.jpg
Smart. [tatterdemalion, May 19 2011, last modified May 20 2011]

Anodising http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anodizing
anodised tatoo is possible, see 'Printing' section. [TomP, May 20 2011]

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       Yes but... why? Could not some form of permanent ink-like liquid be developed, which be applied by a craftsman using some kind of applicationer?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 19 2011
  

       Yes, Maxwell (...but not as much fun as some bald guy grinding it on there) ;)
ShawnBob, May 19 2011
  

       I quite like the idea of my car getting pissed and going off to get a tattoo in an unfortunate place.
DenholmRicshaw, May 19 2011
  

       In some areas I hear they use keys.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 19 2011
  

       As opposed to putting vinyl decals on the car, or spraypainting a picture of a dragon's arsehole across all of the panels on one side, or something equally asinine?
infidel, May 20 2011
  

       There goes your anti-corrosion warranty ...
8th of 7, May 20 2011
  

       Perhaps the body could be made of aluminium and anodised while the dyes used to colour anodised surfaces could be selectively applied?   

       edit: this suggestion has been baked according to Wiki [link]. Except I was thinking more along the lines of hand-painting the dyes on rather than printing them.
TomP, May 20 2011
  

       Perhaps there is some spray on clear-coat...so one could grind in the tat, then clearcoat over it to prevent rust.
ShawnBob, May 20 2011
  

       Wax sublimation dye printing could work. It's what's used to print aluminium soft drink cans.
infidel, May 20 2011
  
      
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