With over 8,000 registered tattoo parlors in the U.S. and an industry annual revenue of $3.4 billion dollars, it’s clear to see that tattoos are popular and in demand. The industry has become so large that researchers in the medical, consumer electronics and technology industries are all researching numerous potential opportunities that tattoos could bring to their industries.
Scientists at The University of California San Diego, among other educational institutions, are studying numerous applications for tattoos. They are looking at tattoos as medical monitors and even as smartphone interfaces. Check out this great infographic from disruptive reviews that gives insight into the popularity of Tattoos and how it’s driving technological research: