Failhacker is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we highlight DIY projects that either didn't quite go according to plan or were horrendous abominations from the get-go. Today: a permanent "To Do" list tattoo for your arm. Oh dear.
One of the best things about DIY projects is that they give you a sense of accomplishment; but only if you succeed. Sometimes we bite off more than we can chew and end up in a worse position than we started in. This series takes a look at attempted food-, furniture- and gadget-hacks that failed spectacularly to come together. If at first you don't succeed...
Okay, I can see how this "life hack" may have been vaguely sensible in the pre-smartphone era. But when you consider the hundreds of To-Do List managers currently available on every conceivable platform, it's just a bit silly.
Presumably, the idea is that you can quickly check off items on your "To Do" list by glancing at your (permanently marred) arm. If it's supposed to be a joke, it's not a particularly good one. On the plus side, I suppose an arm can't run out of batteries. Mind you, the same holds true of paper notepads.
You can check out more photos of this bizarre "functional" body art over at Flickr.
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