3D Printer tattoos your arm

Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection

Yep! The 3D printing revolution is on. The latest from our friends over at Mashable tells the tale of Pierre Emm, Piotr Widelka and Johan Da Silveira, French design students who’ve modified their MakerBot printer to give you that high-concept tattoo you’ve always wanted: A perfect circle! (Video demo after the jump)

Sure I joke, but it will be interesting to see how the tattoo industry reacts to this. Do industry leading artists: 

  1. Embrace this new technology, follow the tutorial and develop the ability to tattoo people all over the world (wherever there’s a 3D printer and a good WiFi connection) at the same time. I see a world record attempt here. OR…
  2. Poo-poo the technology and go back to using mallets and sticks just to be difficult. Meanwhile, Vegas parlors and mall tattooists embrace the technology, follow the tutorial, develop the ability to tattoo people all over the world and make millions of dollars

 

Watch the video, then let us know in the comments if you’d get a 3D-printed tattoo.

Walmart carries 3D printers. Yes, indeed. Imagine the possibilities.