Nokia Patents Tattoo That Vibrates When Your Phone Rings

Missing calls sucks, doesn’t it? Isn’t it awful that if your phone’s on vibrate you may miss a call if your phone isn’t physically on your person at all times? I mean, who wants to live like that? No one, that’s who.

Thankfully, Nokia feels our anguish and heartbreak over this tragic circumstance and is looking to do something about it: a tattoo that would transmit a “a perceivable impulse” to your skin whenever someone calls your phone.

According to the patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the phone would communicate with the tattoo through magnetic waves. The phone would emit magnetic waves and the tattoo would act as a receiver. When the waves hit the tattoo, it would set off a tactile response in the user’s skin.

The patent also suggests that it would be possible to customize the physical response depending on who is calling — similar to having a different ring tone for different family members. So if your husband calls, you might only feel a dull tingling, but if it’s your teenage daughter calling you’d feel a mighty itch.

Sign me up, as long as I can get mine in the trampstamp position. I’ve been saving it for just the right tattoo!

(Top pic via Nokia’s patent app, Apple trampstamp pic via Nathaniel_Be’s Flickr page. HT: LilEsbella)