Over in the world of high-end body art, the latest in tattoo technology has crossed into the realm of Web3. As a result, the honour of receiving the first ever ‘Magic Ink’ tattoo on the consumer market recently sold as an NFT for 100 ETH ($135,000).
Magic Ink represents the culmination of years of research by the cleverest minds at the University of Colorado. Essentially, allowing the application of designs that activate and deactivate due to the presence of different wavelengths of UV and white light, originally developed as a warning mechanism to alert wearers to the presence of dangerous ultra violet light.
Now however, tattoo artist to the stars, Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, has picked up on the tech to launch a revolutionary new product by debuting a new type of tattoo that bearers can turn off and change at will. For now, the exact specifics remain a closely guarded secret. However, it seems that McCurdy aims to layer several designs, each of which will react to a different light frequency.
To celebrate the tremendous development, the team auctioned off the rights the first consumer Magic Ink tattoo. Therefore, raising the incredible 100 ETH in the process, with the full roll out of Magic Ink slated for 2023.