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I’d think this was just a clever April Fools joke, if it wasn’t the middle of July.

Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked.

Who needs gestural passwords or face recognition when you can unlock your phone like a time traveling space wizard?

So how does it work? It’s an ultra thin NFC circuit, wrapped up in medical grade 3M adhesive that won’t (or, at least, shouldn’t) freak out your skin.

A 10 pack of tattoos will set you back $10 bucks. Motorola says these things should stand up to swimming and other exercise and should last for up to 5 days — so that 10 pack would optimally last you a bit over a month and…

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