A pair of young French designers are pushing the boundaries of art & technology. Pierre-Emmanuel Meunier and Johan da Silveira created this tattoo robot using the principles of 3D printing.
They wanted the machine to make REAL tattoos, on REALskin, so they kept working on the project during their spare time, with some help from teachers and other students.
They borrowed a manual tattoo-machine from an amateur tattoo artist and found some artificial skin for the first tests. They chose to draw a simple circle. The perfect shape
to test the precision of the process. It worked! But now they had to find a volunteer to be their “guiney pig”… Somehow, they had no difficulty. A lot of people where excited by the idea of being the first human tatooed by a “robot”.