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Pen that uses blood for its ink Answered

This massive custom pen uses blood for ink. Stick the syringe in your arm, draw some blood, and load it up to start writing your Poe-inspired masterpiece.

I've gotten much better at having blood drawn and it doesn't bother me now, but I don't know if I could take some of my own. I'd love to feel how well it writes, though.

Only the first minute of this video is worth watching. The rest is just more writing.

Note: This is not me and since there's no proof that's blood (watch the editing), I think this is more of a concept and is using red ink.



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ilIcutyou
ilIcutyou

6 years ago

yes where can I buy this

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

It's not real, and if it were it would be madly dangerous to use.

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sploge
sploge

12 years ago

this is ...inventive ? to say the least why would you use your blood when you could use red ink this is disturbing and will give people bad ideas its only a matter of time until someone gets aids using that thing unless your the only one writing with it and handling the paper

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Zondi
Zondi

Reply 12 years ago

To get aids from handling the paper you'd have to mush it up and inject it into yourself - within half an hour of it being written, and I assume you'd just use a new syringe for every use.

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Zondi
Zondi

Reply 12 years ago

It would have to a cut where the inks was (i.e. right up to the edge) and it would have to be while the ink was still wet, and regardless it would still be very unlikely that you would become infected with such a low dose

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sploge
sploge

Reply 12 years ago

well no if someone was handeling the page and a cut on there hand it would be possible

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ledzep567
ledzep567

12 years ago

wait, couldnt you just use blood instead of india ink with a regular dip pen? that would solve the clogging issue...

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invert360
invert360

12 years ago

i agree this is verry disturbing

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incorrigible packrat
incorrigible packrat

12 years ago

I assume it does. I'm somewhat loath to attempt to open one up as: 1) I might break it. 2) It's sealed up pretty good. 3) There could be vampires or demons inside it. Funny thing about the Kubuntu background, it was the first handy light-coloured thing I could find to: 1) provide contrast for the photo, and 2) attempt to cover the fugly carpet, I laid out all that stuff on (although if I hadn't mentioned it, people might have just assumed it was a hardboard or MDF benchtop, due to the poor photography. Perhaps I'll make a framed diorama of the instruments sometime. I like "juxtaposition" as well, though not as much as "loath", or even "dearth" and "surfeit", which I'll use anytime, even out of context, having a dearth of opportunity to use 'em, and a (completely imaginary, as I should be working) surfeit of spare time, to type long-winded commentary, rampant with pretentious diction and archaic terminology.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

I bet people will be using these at Vampire: The Masquerade LARPs for years to come now. :P

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xtank5
xtank5

12 years ago

==*Puking sound*== Oh Gawd I find that sickening!!!

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incorrigible packrat
incorrigible packrat

12 years ago

Sure thing. I'm on a molasses connection right now, though. Photos seem to take about an hour to upload. I'll wait till next time I'm on high speed. (a day or two, possibly 3)

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incorrigible packrat
incorrigible packrat

Reply 12 years ago

Oh hey! It actually worked. Please disregard above comment. Here's some pics. Not particularly good ones, I'm afraid. Note the valve block at the end of the syringe, to allow it to pump liquids out of and into things. The long tubes with rods inside them, have various hooks and grabbers at the end, as well as ports on the side for connection of the pump apparatus. The whole shebang came in a smart black leather doctor's bag.

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incorrigible packrat
incorrigible packrat

12 years ago

The leeches would add an anticoagulant, to make non clotting ink, as would mosquitoes. I for one, would prefer a great many unpleasant things to having leeches applied to me.
I have a set of old chromed brass morticians syringe pumps, once used for exsanguination and and formaldehyde introduction, presumably on the already expired. Would be tres steampunk as well as refreshingly ghoulish.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

Sweet. I would probably just fill the syringe with red ink though.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

The funny thing is, it might be red ink after all. In the video there is no direct proof that that's blood. He goes from a close up of the syringe filling up and then shows pulling away from a different shot.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, I was going to say... it doesn't look blood-like to me, either...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

That may be the cause for the blotching too, if it is not thick enough.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Just think, if you ran out of red ink, technically you would have an infinite amount, as long as you took it for other sources. I want one. How much are they? On a second thought, I probably can look that up myself.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Are you suggesting a large family ? :-)

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qwerty90210
qwerty90210

12 years ago

this would suck for left handers. framed with a triple homicide ruin your day

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brainspater
brainspater

12 years ago

I'm not trying to rip on you but can't you use red food coloring because you can very easily coses a flu to go around?

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

Wouldn't the blood coagulate after a while?

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bujo0
bujo0

12 years ago

thats pretty cool, but that design sucks, look at how much it spits out, if you wanted to write with your blood just use a real quill it would look way nicer and write awesome

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ledzep567
ledzep567

12 years ago

hmmmmmm odd. thats not blood he is writing with either

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gameboy7oa
gameboy7oa

12 years ago

yah this as gr8 intill u start writing a book with it or something and taking blood like every 30 min then u die from loss of blood

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

That's what having a large family of siblings is all about....you know, sharing LOL

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gameboy7oa
gameboy7oa

Reply 12 years ago

yah just sneeak into ur little borthers room and suck him dry then u have to explain to mom and dad lol

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

If you have enough brothers and sisters, you only need a little from each, and since you make quite a bit daily, it wouldn't be missed :-)

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kaseyraex3
kaseyraex3

Reply 12 years ago

thats slightly creepy...lol

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, sorry.

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rollingstoner357
rollingstoner357

12 years ago

If you find the blue prints or something I would love To make it but not use real blood that would suck to get aids

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lordofthedonuts
lordofthedonuts

12 years ago

Disturbingly nice, I really like the way the "ink" is fed to the pen but the acrylic gearbox is to big, an easy way to remove all mechanic part is just by plugging it by intravenous, you use your heart to power the ink feed... Nah just kidding. By the way, who made/invented this thing? Is it you Fungus?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

no, i'd have made an instructable about it

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

And done a better job, the pump seems to be rather spurty and over designed.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

That's pretty cool, imagine bringing this to school though. Haha!

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Zondi
Zondi

12 years ago

I doubt thats real blood, in the first shot the "blood" is transparent, blood is opaque, and we never actually see him drawing the blood. It doesn't look like a anticoagulant was used either, so the blood would have clotted well within the 4 minutes plus that this recording took.

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geeklord
geeklord

12 years ago

theres a couple of ways to describe this disturbing creepily cool AIDS!!!! and its sad to think you actually spent time inventing something like this

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

12 years ago

If he expects me to sign any contracts the Devil better have a nicer pen than that!

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

Here's a better quip. A real man just bites the tip off his finger.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

12 years ago

Way too much acrylic to call it steampunk. I think this falls more into the medical fetish category.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

lol. agreed.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

That contraption is way to unweildly for my taste. And the writer needs to learn how to use a blotter, seriously. Despite the fact that it will coagulate fairly quickly, why not just use the refillable bulb of the fountain pen? Or isn't this one of those older pends?