RFID Implant Plays Animated GIF

While we’ve discussed people getting RFID implants and barcode tattoos , it was only recently that these two concepts merged.

New York artists Anthony Antonelli recently had an RFID chip implanted into his hand from a body modification specialist. Once a smartphone is held above where the RFID chip was implanted, it can play an animated GIF. Unlike getting a real tattoo, this one is changeable. Antonelli will be able to update the implanted content with up to 10 frames, with text, audio and new images.

View the video below to see the implantation in action. Warning, not for the faint of heart.