Why Can't My Apple Watch Read My Tattooed Skin?

Episode 1779 (1:53:38)

Cliff from Orange, CA
Apple Watch Series 6

Cliff bought a new Series 6 Apple Watch, and his tattoos are preventing the watch from working properly when taking his health readings. Leo says that's a common problem. A clear sticker is supposed to help, but there's apparently a case where the tattoo can prevent the watch from getting a proper reading from the sensor. Here's an article from iMore about why.