“NOKIA patents tattoos and stickers that VIBRATE??!!”

Nokia filed a patent application for tattoos or stick-on devices that vibrate when your phone receives a message.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Nokia filed a patent application for tattoos or stick-on devices that vibrate when your phone receives a message.

If you think cell phones are invasive now, just wait — Nokia has patented a tattoo that vibrates when someone calls or texts you.

The tattoo would be made of ferromagnetic ink and would be able to detect a magnetic field generated by your phone in order to “transfer a perceivable stimulus to the skin,” according to the U.S. patent filing, which was first brought to light by the Unwired View news site.

Just as you can assign different ringtones to different contacts in your address book, this device can vibrate differently based on who’s calling, or whether you’re getting a text, email or news alert, according to the documents.

It can even warn you when your phone’s battery is about to die.

Not ready to commit to a phone tattoo? Nokia’s patent also allows for a stick-on version, for those who don’t want technology literally getting under their skin.

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