Would You Trust A 3D Printer To Give You A Tattoo?

Feeling brave? How about getting a tattoo? How about getting a tattoo from a 3D printer? That’s not as ridiculous as it sounds, as a group of students from the ENSCI-Les Ateliers design school in Paris has shown. Armed with some inspiration and a MakerBot 3D printer, they swapped the extruder for a pen to see if the hardware could be used to ink up someone’s arm.

What Famous Celebrities Would Look Like If They Had Tattoos

Tattoos don’t have the same stigma as they once did but we’re still a bit away from having body art painted on the sleeves of politicians or on the necks of princesses. I wish they were though. These photoshopped images of famous people covered in tattoos are so great that I wish it was real life. How hilarious would it be to see Spock covered in ink? Or to have the regal Jackie O tatted up? It would be awesome.

Zappos Isn't A Cult? All Tony Hsieh's Friends Got Matching Tattoos

Online retailer Zappos is known for its zany, zealous corporate culture. But one stunt seems to bridge the gap from “culture” to “cult”: For CEO Tony Hsieh’s 40th birthday party, his inner circle of friends — apparently calling themselves “Zapponians” — all got the same tattoo.

The Freaky, Bioelectric Future Of Tattoos

We love tattoos. From tribal designs to tramp stamps, we can’t get enough ink. Last month, a Pew study showed that tattoos grace the bodies of nearly 40 per cent of Americans under 40, a massive number of customers in a $US1.65 billion industry. Like any industry, however, the tattoo industry must innovate.

Motorola Wants To Patent A Neck Tattoo That's Also A Microphone

Do you ever get tired of holding your phone to your face? How about trying to chat in loud, crowded places? No need to fuss. Motorola has you covered with its latest patent application: a smartphone microphone that’s tattooed onto your neck. Just think, you could have a little piece of Google embedded right into your body.

How Are Tattoos Removed?

You’re probably familiar with how tattooing works: coloured ink is deposited via needles into the dermal layer of skin. But you’re probably less familiar with the process for having it removed: laser therapy.

11 Map Tattoos That Pay Tribute To Cities And Their Systems

Tattoos, just like hometowns, leave a permanent mark. If you harbour a special attachment to a city or town — even if you left long ago — inking it on your body forever is often a fitting tribute.

Electronic Sensor Tattoos Can Now Be Printed Directly Onto Human Skin

Thanks to the same people that brought us the stick-on electric tattoo and stretchable battery, we’re now looking at a future of electronic sensors that can be printed directly onto human skin.

12 Idiots With Hideous Apple Tattoos

It is one thing to like Apple products. It is quite another to let your insane tech zealotry escalate to the point where you are actually paying other people to inject ink into your skin with needles so that you may forever serve as a fleshy canvas displaying your deranged, rabidly fanatical devotion to an operating system. Here’s a bunch of certifiable lunatics who did that second thing.

What Happens When The Website Tattooed On Your Face Goes Belly Up

Back in the halcyon days of the dotcom boom, we did a lot of crazy things. We spent millions of dollars on extravagant nerd parties. We lavished mountains of funding on startups selling nappies to puppies. And we eventually skinvertised on the backs and arms and faces of human beings. And then those people had to go on living their lives.