Colorado Student Creates Temporary ‘Tattoo’ From the Bites of Blood-Sucking Bed Bugs

by , 05/25/14
filed under: Design, Ecouterre

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Most of us would gladly pay money to avoid an encounter with bed bugs, but not Matt Camper, a Colorado State University student who embraced the bloodsucking pests in an experiment to create a temporary “tattoo.” The daring student designed a “bedbug tattoo gun” out of a bed bug-filled mason jar fitted with a wire mesh screen with openings shaped into the desired tattoo pattern. Click through the link to see how Camper rigged up his creepy tat and what shapes he chose for his patterned welts.


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