What if tattoos like this could become a reality? That’s only one possible application of super thin wearable displays.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed something called an “optoelectronic skin” with polymer LEDs and organic photodetectors that are only 3 micrometers thick! You could have a watch effectively tattoo’d right there onto your hand, which is more effective and useful than the one I drew onto my wrist with a Sharpie, just now, out of boredom.

The tech isn’t quite there yet obviously. It has to be held in place with clingfilm and the display is just a single-digit field that displays your blood oxygen levels. However, it’s easy to imagine all of the applications that advanced wearable displays could have in the future.

Check out a video of the display in action below.

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The Cutest Space Tattoo

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A relationship between an astronaut and an alien girl that doesn’t need a spacesuit seems like it would be difficult—but I’m sure they’ll make it work.

We’re not sure where this tattoo came from, but yeah—super cute.

Check out the entire design below.

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That’s right, just like the cast getting matching “Skwad” tattoos last year, you and your “Squad” can head down to Harley’s Tattoo Parlor at SXSW from March 11th to March 19th and get inked.

They’ve released new posters with tattoos inspired by the characters and cast members including Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney are challenging you to “make your mark”.

Jai Courtney wasn’t subtle about it.

Check out the posters below.

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These are the awesome creations of Arizona tattoo artist Brandon Crone, who makes geometric tattoo sleeves with mind-blowing detail and intricacy.

See more examples of his work below.

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nelson mandala tattoo

(via Chromin’ Polanski)

matt the radar technician tattoo

Hmmm…this took guts. Now I regret not having the balls to get that “More Cowbell” tattoo when it was fresh.

Inked by Bill DeNovio.

Check out the Instagram post below.

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leia haunted mansion tattoo

This fantastic Princess Leia / Disney’s Haunted Mansion mashup tattoo by Mae La Roux is based on the art of Karen Hallion. So if you don’t have the guts to get a similar tattoo, you can always wear the shirt.

Check out more pics below.

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Thank you to Cami Huebra for sharing this awesome tattoo with us. Gotta love a good Tank Girl tattoo.

She notes that it was made for Leo Vecchi, in Villa Regina, Río Negro, Argentina.

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felipe tattoo

I’ve never been to Brazil, but after seeing the work of this tattoo artist I’m seriously considering taking a trip out there to get myself inked. Brazilian tattoo artist Felipe Rodrigues demonstrates a spectacular mastery of the artform with these vibrant and fluid tattoos he’s designed and posted to his Instagram.

Rodrigues’ subject matter is fairly varied too, ranging from fairytales, flowers and skulls and nature to video games and science fiction.

Check out some more of his amazing creations below.

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rey tattoo

Rey tattoo by Josh Bodwell.