Project Progress
and Status of Our Work to Date

Activating lotions and pigments have been created that work within nonliving pigskin. Many pigments have been identified that are safe which would produce very colorful inks.

We have determined the pigment needs to be encapsulated in an inert, translucent, semipermeable shell material that resists ethyl alcohol and wide-ranging changes in pH.

Two attempts at microencapsulating the pigment were performed at Southwest Research Institute. Click here:


The Work of Others

Award-winning work has been done in this area involving color-changing pigments:

Biotech Tattoo Project Takes SXSW Award | UC Davis College of Letters and Science

DermalAbyss wins Scifi No Longer Award at SXSW — MIT Media Lab

Research by other major researchers has also been done:

The Harvard Gazette Develop smart tattoos

This Tattoo Ink Can Sense How Healthy You Are