Your tattoo is ringing

A magnetic vibrating tattoo has to be one of the strangest patent applications in quite a while, but Finnish phone giant Nokia has filed a U.S. patent for just that.

Why go this far? Obviously, Nokia feels (pun intended) that the way in which we currently receive notifications isn't getting the job done. Think for a moment how many calls, messages, or other alerts you've missed when you were out and about. Even with your phone set to maximum volume with the vibrate alert on, it is easy to miss alerts in noisy environments such as trade show floors, city streets, or in moving vehicles.

Gives the phrase "buzz me" a whole new meaning. 

Read the whole story:

http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2012/03/20/nokia-patents-vibrating-tattoos/