Would you get tattooed by a robot?

Would You?

Tattoosday UK

Do tattooers dream of electric sheep? Maybe not at the moment, but a new machine that was built at France’s Culture Ministry has given us a glimpse into the future. At least, the Daily Mail would have you think that this is the future- I’m not so convinced. The machine was made by some students in the ministry, from a modified 3D printer, and they used it to draw a perfect circle on the skin, to show how accurate the machine is.

From the Daily Mail (don’t judge me):

‘The big difficulty was to repeat the same exercise on a curved surface and on a material that has much more flexibility than silicone,’ Mr Emm told NPR.

The students explored different methods of holding the skin taut where the tattoo was planned, including a metal ring and elastic bands, but finally settled on a tube with an open area…

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