You're crammed into a sweaty train carriage, slowly losing the will to live. You desperately want to turn up that Will Young banger and disappear into your happy place (we're not judging), but you're so tightly packed in that you can't reach your phone in your pocket to crank up the volume.
In 2016, you just have to remain trapped in your quiet hell and ride it out. In the near future, your DuoSkin volume control tattoo could allow you to tap a patch of skin on your arm and slip into the warm tones of Mr Young.
The creation of Microsoft Research and MIT Media Lab, DuoSkin is the latest in tech tattoo technology: temporary gold-leaf transfer tattoos that stick customisable electronic controls onto the surface of your skin.
DuoSkins come in three forms:
A tattoo input device
A tattoo output device
A tattoo communication tag
You can do what you want with them
The team behind DuoSkin tattoos are hoping that users would come up with their own unique uses for the tech - from pimped up LED tattoos to controls they can use in their job.
For more information on the research, check out the DuoSkin website.