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Here’s Why An Apple Watch And A Tattoo Don’t Mix

This is one of the oddest combinations you’ll ever see.

This is one of the oddest combinations you'll ever see.

Apple Watches and tattoos have dethroned oil and water as the kings of incompatibility.

Apparently, the ink from certain tattoos can make the watch’s heart rate sensor malfunction.

Apple’s support page now reads:

“Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, making it difficult to get reliable readings.”

So wait a minute Apple, am I having a heart attack or not?! WebMD says I am!

According to a company spokesman, there is no real issue because the odds of a cool person with tattoos wanting an Apple Watch are, like, 1 in 700 trillion. (Apple didn’t really say that…)

In fact, one tatted user named Michael Lovell documented his problems in the video below. Check it out.

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