We’re in the middle of a 3D printing revolution, and it’s quickly working its way into unexpected industries. Meet the first ever 3D printing tattoo machine, which may or may not revolutionize the tattooing industry as we know it.
This is actually quite the astonishing piece of innovation, first appearing last Summer in France, the world’s first 3D printing tattoo machine was borne out of a design school.
It is a geek’s dream come true. Turning a standard 3D printer into a tattoo machine, able to tattoo the design you want…on a simple click!
This idea, which is a bit crazy, but obvious when you think about it, was developed from the mind of 3 students of Paris-based design school ENSCI-Les ateliers (France), Piotr, Johan and Pierre, during a 8 hour workshop. Their goal?
“Bringing a new tool to tattooists”, they answer. “We have had very positive feedbacks from the tattoo industry and we are happy to contribute, even modestly, to the history of tattoo.”
At every stage of the process, they have indeed collaborated with professional tattooists to guide them.
But how is this invention working? It is as simple as pie: you just have to replace the 3D printer’s nozzles with a tattoo machine. Of course, some technical skills are needed and tests must be carried out before entrusting your skin to the machine. For that matter, the three inventors are running a trial product.
Here it is in action, and after the video be sure to scroll down for some GIFs:
Let’s check that 3D printing tattoo machine out once more in GIF, shall we?
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