Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Automatic Tattoo Machine

A co-worker forwarded me this link today about an automatic tattoo machine called Auto Ink. Why this seems to only randomly assign religious symbols is a little strange and limiting, as is the forearm only placement.. but with further development, imagine the possibilities. For better or worse, this has left me intrigued. The precision factor is kind of appealing (assuming the machine doesn't get bumped!). And If you could upload and program the needle to move with your own artwork, the possibilities are endless. But missing out on the hunt for a good shop, the smells, the music, working with an artist.. that would be a shame. These are the things that create an experience. What ever happened to human interaction? Human inter-huh?? Anyway, as a standalone object, the machine has a nice shape to it. Customizing it to your liking could plus it even further.

I have mixed feelings about this 'Auto Ink', but lean towards supporting those tattoo artists sticking themselves out there making a living doing what they enjoy. -C

1 comment:

Hannah Sherman said...

first of all, thats scary and looks like a torture device. second, half the fun of getting a tattoo is the creative process, am i right? the juicy creative mush that flows between an artist and a client. Not to mention that tattoo artists are like the rock-n-roll version of a hairdresser. The person you vent to and tell them stuff you dont even tell your best friend. Its an experience for sure and I think it should stay that way :)