Sure, we may be years away from developing the technology required to create programmable tattoos, but that hasn’t stopped moodInq from showing us how they might work. Simply put as possible, “the moodInq system is a breakthrough in tattoo technology, using a skin-safe proprietary E-ink encapsulated pigment system that lasts a lifetime but can be configured to display any design (or none!) to suit your mood.” Continue reading for more pictures.

So how does it work? We have partnered with leading physicians and technicians in the cosmetic surgery industry to implant the E-ink grid, called a canvas. The canvas can go anywhere on your body and be configured to the size and shape of the body party you’d like to ink. After a short healing period (usually 2-3 days), you can begin using the moodInq software included with your kit to change your canvas to display the tattoo you desire!

[via LikeCool]