Man Surgically Attaches iPod To His Arm

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iAppleseed, May 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 11, 2011
    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.!
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jun 1, 2011
    Planet earth.

    I thought I'd seen it all with all the stupidity involving peoples devotion to a brand... but this one, is a new low.
  3. macrumors 604

    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  4. macrumors 68020

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    apple announces new iPod 7th generation nano. now in 12 colors!...... the guys like oh ****
  5. macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    I like it. I wouldn't get it done but I do like it.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    You've got that right. That's just sickening.
  7. macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2010

    What A IDIOT. Lets See How That Looks When U'r 55!
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2012
    I really doubt you would be able to see 4 subdermal magnets
  9. macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Its just magnets under his skin. He could put all sorts of stuff on it.
  10. macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    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.....
  11. east85, May 28, 2012
    Last edited: May 28, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    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?
  12. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Swainsboro, Ga
  13. macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009

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