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World's First Digital Temporary Tattoo: "Tat" (Canceled)

Introducing Tat: the NFC-powered temporary tattoo. From sharing your Snapchat profile to making payments, Tat does all sorts of things.

World's First Digital Temporary Tattoo: "Tat" (Canceled)

Introducing Tat: the NFC-powered temporary tattoo. From sharing your Snapchat profile to making payments, Tat does all sorts of things.

$502
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 28 2017
Last updated June 28, 2017

About

 

 

What is it?

Tat is a temporary tattoo with a flexible NFC chip embedded inside. You can use our platform to make it do all sorts of stuff. The best part is: others don't need to download any apps to interact with your tattoo.

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A Brief Background

We believe self-expression is very important - people want to wear things that look great. Tat allows you to do just that. You can customize the tattoo's design to fit your style.

It's stylish, cool and seamless.

 

 

Tat let's you connect your Instagram, Snapchat, etc. to a temporary tattoo  — this info that can be shared to any NFC-enabled phone with a single tap, no app required.

 

 

Tat can be tapped by anyone with a modern smartphone - tappers don't need an App.

 It's super simple to set up.

 

You can change what your Tat does in Real-time!

From deep-linking your Instagram profile:

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To sharing your Snapchat:

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There's so much you can do with Tat:

That's not all, look at what else you can do:

Have a smart door knob? Use tat to open it.

 

Security

Risk: ID Theft. Without implementing an induction-powered encryptor (one of our stretch goals), it is possible for someone to steal the unique ID on your Tat by bumping into you in public. This will give them access to whichever images or Social Media profiles (they won't have any access to your accounts - just the url to your profile) you have tied to your Tat.

Simple Solution: The Tat mobile app will allow users to assign a fresh ID to their Tat, thus disabling any stolen IDs. As social media profiles are publicly searchable anyways, users mainly need to be weary of attaching private/sensitive images to their Tat.

Best Solution: Implementing an encryptor to securely verify the uniqueness of an NFC chip (in the Tat) would prevent any sort of ID theft - this will obviously be a necessary prerequisite technology for payments and ticketing to work with Tat.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  • In America alone, people lose $30 Billion worth of mobile phones per year.
  • About 1,000 wallets and purses get stolen every 2 mins in the U.S. 

 

 Apple pay is useful. These days, movie tickets are scanned right off your phone. But wouldn't it be even easier if you could do all that with your tattoo?

Keep your wallet in your car — Tat's got you covered!

 

 

 

The Technology & Specs

All devices should be able to access the Tat owner's dashboard via mobile app or website (for registering Tats & customizing functionality)

Limitations for devices that can tap your Tat:

  • Tapping Tat works with all Android devices — no app required to open content embedded on the Tat.
  • iPhones already have the technology built in. We just need Apple's permission to use it in our app

 The NFC chip is so small that you'll barely notice it while wearing your Tat.

Prototypes

 

Note: this is just a demo - final tattoos will look a lot more natural.

Below prototype video shows Tat unlocking an Android phone.

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This prototype video shows Tat linking to a picture of a business card. Final business card feature will be far more seamless.

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This video shows a phone (no special app installed) tapping a tattoo to open a deep link (set over-the-air) to Instagram.

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This video shows a phone tapping a tattoo to open a dynamically set deep link to a user's Snapchat profile.

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Risks and challenges

Disclaimers

- Though we test to ensure ‘standard’ use case expectancy of the tattoo to be around two weeks, depending how you use it, it may last for longer or shorter periods of time.
- Images from Unsplash, nounproject and various royalty-free stock photo websites. If there are any copyright concerns, contact us and we will get the issue resolved ASAP.

Risks and Challenges

- Rigorous testing for temporary tattoo which contains the NFC chip may prove shorter than expected lifetime
- Will either have to settle for a less natural looking tattoo or the shorter lifetime
- The utility of the tattoo for iPhone users depends on Apple allowing us to leverage their NFC
- The ability to use the tattoo as tickets to parks and events depends on our ability to secure partnerships with them
- Payment functionality may be delayed as security is of paramount concern. This is also contingent on partnership with existing providers like Venmo
- Tattoo may have limited customizable options, based on initial demand

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    (2)*SUPER* Early Bird 2 Tattoos

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    ~16% off estimated retail price.

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    (4) Tats

    Get two standard design tattoos, and two customizable tattoos*.
    ~14% off estimated retail price.

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    (4) Tats

    Get two standard design tattoos, and two customizable tattoos*.
    ~14% off estimated retail price.

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    • Custom Tattoo Ticket
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    (8) Tats

    Get four standard design tattoos, and four customizable tattoos.
    ~30% off estimated retail price.

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    (8) Tats

    Get four standard design tattoos, and four customizable tattoos.
    ~30% off estimated retail price.

    * You will be emailed details on project completion date to select a custom design online to be shipped to you

    Includes:
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    • Custom Tattoo Ticket
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    (16) Tats

    8 Tattoos

    Get 8 standard design tattoos, and 8 customizable tattoos.
    ~30% off estimated retail price.

    * You will be emailed details on project completion date to select a custom design online to be shipped to you

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    (16) Tats

    8 Tattoos

    Get 8 standard design tattoos, and 8 customizable tattoos.
    ~30% off estimated retail price.

    * You will be emailed details on project completion date to select a custom design online to be shipped to you

    Includes:
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    • Custom Tattoo Ticket
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