“The Apple Watch has spoken: It’s time to remove that arm tattoo,” Quentin Fottrell reports for Forbes.
“Some users of Apple Inc.’s latest gadget have found that its heart rate mechanism runs into glitches on sleeve tattoos. Dark, solid colored tattoos appear to be the most likely to puzzle the Apple Watch sensors, according to tests carried out by iMore.com,” Fottrell reports. “Removing a tattoo for an Apple Watch might seem extreme, but it might also be a sign that the time has come to go au naturel again. For most of us, when our life takes us in directions we never expected, our tattoos remain the same. Last year, actress Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from her then-husband Antonio Banderas. But the removal of her heart-shaped tattoo with the first name of her former husband’s first name may have been just as painful. And it’s also part of a lucrative trend: Revenue for tattoo removals has surged 440% to an estimated $75.5 million over the last decade.”
“Most tattoo removals are performed on people in their 30s and 40s, says Michael Kulick, a San Francisco-based plastic surgeon,” Fottrell reports. “‘What was attractive in your 20s is not so attractive in your 30s,’ he says.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, ink – just like your fabric shirtsleeve or anything else – that blocks your Apple Watch’s sensors from seeing your blood vessels means the functions that depend on those sensors will not work. Shocking
If this is the best FUD the anti-Apple losers can concoct against Apple Watch, they’re going to be in for a rough time looking up at an ever-soaring Apple.
Ink Different: Tattoos may interfere with some Apple Watch functions – April 30, 2015