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Hairy Tattoos

Tattoos with hair
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Add a tactile dimension to tattoos by implanting hair during the tattooing process.

This would make them much more interesting, and also render them accessible to the visually impaired.

Mickey the Fish, Aug 24 2000

Lawnmower Tattoo http://www.netby.dk...s/cooltatoo_big.jpg
This is what starchaser is looking for, I believe... [Chibi, Oct 04 2004]

Another Lawnmower Image http://www.juxt.com...ion=picture&id=1074
The same idea as the tattoo, I found it whilst searching for the other... [Chibi, Oct 04 2004]


       Could look cool. Scarification and branding already make body art accessible to the visually impaired so the market for this may be smaller than you think.
hippo, Aug 24 2000

       I'm all in favour of more body hair. Speaking as a completely disinterested observer, I think it makes you look more mature, intelligent and sexy. Of course, it doesn't mean that you are any of these things, it just makes you look that way.   

       Why stop at hair by the way? Any number of interesting materials could be added to the design. Anyone care to burst my bubble-wrap?
DrBob, Aug 24 2000

       The day body hair is art, I'm gonna be worth millions
AfroAssault, Sep 14 2000

       With a little hunting around on the web, you can find photos of tattoos that take advantage of existing body hair for part of the design. I recently saw this tattoo of a jesus-like face, in which his beard and moustache were actual hair. This was on a woman's groin. Looked pretty good.
quarterbaker, Feb 05 2002

       Would be good if you wanted a tattoo of a mole with hair growing out of it. Much more lifelike...
snarfyguy, Feb 05 2002

       Ok maybe this is ok for the male species but most females try to get rid of various types of hair. My tattoo is fine without hair thanks.
bluerowan, Feb 07 2002

       'As you were.'   

       I always am.   

       Saw a tattoo once, that looked like VW's stick-figure, pushing a lawnmower through the top part of a woman's pubic hair...I'd be laughing too hard to do anything if I actually saw that on someone...
StarChaser, Feb 08 2002

       DrBob, Dr. Cornelius then?
RayfordSteele, Jul 13 2003

       Actually, Openhead's idea is probably a good one. However, one must be careful to not confuse the terms here; there is a difference:   

       Fur stops growing at a preset length.   

       Hair will grow forever. Most humans don't have *hair* below the neck, technically it's fur. (not sure about female leg hair)   

       Bet you didn't need to know that :)   

       I could see this be doable with short (.5-1") fur plugs, geneered for compatibility with human skin. This would probably be done by taking human arm-hair follicles (for their textue) and altering pigmentation and texture, while leaving cell marking proteins untouched.
Chrontius, Oct 26 2004

       It would add that much needed dimension to tattoos but would they blur after a few years? +
sartep, Oct 26 2004


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