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iAppleseed
May 24, 2012, 01:53 AM
You have got to see this.

Phone, keys, wallet are on the short list of things you don’t want to leave home without. But Dave Hurban, a 21-year old Dynasty Tattoo artist from Newfield, N.J., made sure his iPod would be something he’d never forget to grab.

After surfing the web and researching other outrageous piercings, Hurban decided his new lightweight iPod Nano 6 deserved a permanent place to live on his body; and he learned he’d be the first to do so.

Hurban has worked in the piercing industry for more than three years and is certified through the state of New Jersey. With the same technique he’d use to pierce his clients, he mapped out the placement on his arm and inserted four magnetic dermals into his arm to match the four corners of the iPod. Once healed, his iPod just clicks in and out of its built-in holder.

The whole procedure took Hurban less than 30 minutes to complete; and he says the implant location of his arm, which he pierced on Apr. 19, healed enough in two weeks for him to be able to jog with it, move freely and bend his wrist completely.

“It feels like I’m wearing a watch,” Hurban said. “You get used to it. It’s like when you wear the same ring all the time. It can get knocked off if you bump it too hard.”

But what happens when manufacturers release a new version of that iPod? Hurban couldn’t care less. He really barely uses it as an iPod but more so as a watch.

“If I think it’s awesome, then that’s it,” he said as he strolled through the aisles of booths at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention. “That’s all I really care about.”

Hurban says he’s received only positive feedback at the tattoo convention and that his little contraption has caught the eye of many stopping by his shop’s booth.

“More than 35 people have told me to my face they wanted the same thing,” Hurban said, even though he doesn’t yet know if he’ll market his idea or perform it on others.

Even Hurban’s mother, who he says “doesn’t even know how technology works,” told him she liked it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QKVNVoBScFA#!

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/11/man-surgically-attaches-ipod-to-his-arm/



wikus
May 24, 2012, 01:57 AM
Wow...

I thought I'd seen it all with all the stupidity involving peoples devotion to a brand... but this one, is a new low.

mrsir2009
May 24, 2012, 02:53 AM
Thanks for sharing, however there is already a thread about this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1370270

aPple nErd
May 24, 2012, 11:08 AM
apple announces new iPod 7th generation nano. now in 12 colors!...... the guys like oh ****

MonkeySee....
May 24, 2012, 11:11 AM
I like it. I wouldn't get it done but I do like it.

ReanimationN
May 24, 2012, 12:42 PM
Wow...

I thought I'd seen it all with all the stupidity involving peoples devotion to a brand... but this one, is a new low.

You've got that right. That's just sickening.

N2thevoyd
May 24, 2012, 05:51 PM
What A IDIOT. Lets See How That Looks When U'r 55!

Dominic49
May 25, 2012, 08:08 AM
What A IDIOT. Lets See How That Looks When U'r 55!

I really doubt you would be able to see 4 subdermal magnets

MonkeySee....
May 25, 2012, 08:19 AM
Wow...

I thought I'd seen it all with all the stupidity involving peoples devotion to a brand... but this one, is a new low.

Its just magnets under his skin. He could put all sorts of stuff on it.

quagmire
May 28, 2012, 01:26 PM
Wow...

I thought I'd seen it all with all the stupidity involving peoples devotion to a brand... but this one, is a new low.

How does it show devotion to Apple? All it shows is this guys creative way to bring his iPod/watch with him.....

Devotion would be implanting/graphing an Apple logo into his skin. But, simply putting magnets in his arm to hold his iPod into place doesn't show devotion to Apple.....

east85
May 28, 2012, 03:42 PM
I think he should have went for another color, I mean his arm is pretty colorful.. wouldn't have hurt to get something not plain. I don't see why everyone is putting this guy down, honestly it is his body and it's his call to do what he wants to it. I don't see why anyone would feel above this individual. Clearly he is a tattoo artist, this is going to do nothing but bring him and his shop attention and it's definitely not going to impact his career negatively, so what's the big deal?

TreyCox
May 28, 2012, 03:52 PM
HUMANCENTiPod Nano.

PracticalMac
May 30, 2012, 03:57 PM
Bet he does not fly commercial airlines.