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Man gets card chip implanted in hand so he doesn't have to carry cards

Faima Bakar

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Man gets card chip implanted in hand so he doesn't have to carry cards

Are you sick of forgetting your debit or credit card at home? Sure, we have our phones on us that have nifty little digital wallets, but even those can run out of batteries.

But what if there was a way to have your card on you all the time?

That's exactly the kind of question one man found himself pondering upon. And soon, he found an answer – why not become the card? Check out how shopkeeper's reaction his nifty trick:



The British man, who shares his trips to the shop all over his TikTok channel, revealed that he had a $249 (£219) implant placed into his hand in what he calls a 'painless procedure'.

The user, who aptly goes by @paybyhanf on TikTok, got this process done through Walletmor, which is a brand specialising in bodily implants which replace physical cards and smart pay methods.

By joining a cardless account with Walletmor and inserting its associated implant, he is then able to pay for his goods with the tap of his hand.

The man showed how he successfully paid for his petrol and WHSmith shop with the implant, much to the surprise of the staff.


The petrol clerk, looking puzzled, even asked the man how he was able to do it, to which he replied 'magic'.

The shopkeeper was shocked Credit: TikTok/@paybyhand
The shopkeeper was shocked Credit: TikTok/@paybyhand

So how does it all work? Well according to its site, you need to set up an account with Walletmor, download the app and then arrange an installation with a specialist before you can have the implant inserted.

Payment implants are linkable with Purewrist accounts, which is issued by Sutton Bank in the US.


And to use it, you just need to top up your account.

You can also use a standard bank transfer or external debit or credit card to top up your Purewrist account. The website also says that the Walletmore chip can be used at every terminal that process contactless payments.

While Walletmor says you need to be a resident of the US to use Walletmor through Purewrist, the TikToker told commenters that he had it done in Germany and it would expire in 7 years, where it would need replacing.

However, he isn't the only lad with his card on him at all times, as Dean Mayhew decided to go the more permanent route - by tattooing it on his arm.

One lad got his Tesco Clubcard tattooed on his arm. Credit: TikTok/Astardan
One lad got his Tesco Clubcard tattooed on his arm. Credit: TikTok/Astardan

Only, this time it isn't his bank card, but rather his Tesco Clubcard.

He shared the process on TikTok and took his new tattoo to Tesco to see if they could scan it - which they did.

And with the generous savings this loyalty programme offers, it's no wonder he doesn't to go a single moment without using.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@Paybyhand

Topics: Technology

Faima Bakar
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