Tap wrist to unlock: This temporary NFC tattoo unlocks your phone, so you don't have to

Too lazy to tap out a pin code? Scared of needles? This could be the ideal solution

Tattoos and smartphones tend no to go hand in hand, although we'd bet there are a few particularly dedicated gadgeteers who have their smartphone timeline inked on their back.

Still, they're (hopefully) few and far between, and the worlds of ink-saturated needles and quad-core processeors have remained noticably seperate. Until now.

A company called VivaInk has taken it upon itself to create temporary stick-on NFC tattoos, which are capable of unlocking the Motorola Moto X.

The idea behind the Digital Tatoo, as it's called, is to save users the hassle of manually entering a pin code or pattern lock, enusirng that precious seconds are no longer wasted without compromising on security. But what about style?

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The Digital Tattoo itself is not currently customisable and the only available design is a vortex pattern, which in some of the press shots, we have to admit, looks more like a cigarette lighter burn.

Each sticker should last for five days under regular conditions and uses medical-grade adhesive to survive showers and workouts while preventing irritation. Setup is a simple case of turning on NFC, and tapping it against the tattoo.

US$10 will nab you a packet of ten stickers, though you might want to hold out for a newer design and wider compatibility before pulling the trigger.

Or you could just take things a step further and embed an NFC tag beneath your skin, tattooing a design of your choice over the top. It's your call.

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[Source and image: Android Community

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