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Tattoo Artist Surgically Attaches iPod to His Arm

Are you always taking off your watch and then losing it? Or what about your iPod? You put it in one pocket, forget it’s there, and then somehow manage to let it fall out while roaming about town. Well, if these are the kinds of things that worry you, you can rest assured. There is now a perfect, if somewhat invasive, option available to you.

Dave Hurban, a tattoo artists and piercer from New Jersey, has gone to some pretty extreme lengths to keep his iPod Nano Touch stuck to his wrist.

Making use of his tradecraft, David pierced his wrist and then surgically implanted four magnets beneath the skin in order to adhere devices, like his iPod, to his flesh.

(Warning: This video features blood and is not for the faint of heart.)

He’ll never have to worry about a clip, or a wrist or armband again. Like the Marvel superhero Magneto, David has got a lot of magnetic attraction now.

David coined the term ‘iDermal’ for his skin and magnet creation. Apparently the magnets are strong enough to keep the iPad Nano in place during a run in the park, or for a workout in the local gym. The face of the device can display a watch when not being used for music, so in effect, David has designed a kind of “strapless watch.”

If you really hate straps, then you can head down to your local piercing and tattoo parlor, and ask them if this can be done to you too. The magnets David used are called micro-dermal anchors. He aligned them in his skin to match the magnets in the iPod Nano Touch. These tiny pieces of metal are fairly common in the piercing community, and shouldn’t be too hard for you to find. If in doubt, you can always have your own piercing specialist watch David’s viral video several times (if they can stomach it). Good luck!

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