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The 3D Printer That Will Replace Your Tattoo Artist

With so many different types of 3D printers in the market today, life has become quite easier for all. From constructing houses to printing your desirable color makeup, a 3D printer can get these tasks done in least time. And it is this highly advanced printer that brings you the opportunity to get a tattoo designed. You will be astonished to know that Appropriate Audiences had hacked a three dimensional printer, so had it can be turned into an improved tattooing machine (Source: Popular Mechanics). By using the Autodesk software and taking assistance of one of the reputed 3D printing companies, they programmed several tattoo designs as a number of digital files that the printers could follow easily.

Furthermore, this machine uses the tattooist’s needle in order to ink the skin almost 150 times each second. The sensors fitted in the printer works to read your skin’s texture by adjusting the muscles and bones when it prints the tattoo. Before applying it on a human, the Appropriate Audiences tested it on an artificial skin. Also, they consulted many renowned tattoo artists to gather more information on new techniques to print tattoo. If you are planning to get a tattoo, this printer could be your next tattoo artist.

Who are the Developers?

The three French students, namely Piotr Widelka, Johan Da Silveira and Pierre Emm, studying designing, hacked a 3D printer to utilize it in an electronic workshop that was help in Paris. And it is probably then when the idea clicked their mind.

How the 3D Printer was Made?

While Pierra, one of the members of the group, was riding a bike to his design school suddenly the idea of getting a 3D tattoo device struck him. When discussed with other team mates he received kudos (Source: Deezen). Together with his team, he deconstructed one of the MakerBot Replicator Desktop three dimensional printers by replacing its extruder with a tattoo gun, borrowed from a tattoo artist. Also, they obtained a tattoo printing program that eventually helped them to get the job done.

Well, there idea behind this isn’t to replace your tattoo artist but to bring a revolution in the field of tattoo design, as it is not possible for this printer to replace the creativity of a tattoo artist. The group, Appropriate Audience is still learning various new tattoo designing techniques. Though they are presently working on simple designs, they aspire to get skin tattooed like other professionals.

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:49

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