Want to get tattooed by a robot? Meet “tatoue,” the 3D tattoo printer. Tatoue was born when a group of enterprising design students in Paris were looking for a way to do something unique. Their story can be found on Appropriate Audiences website, a design group that takes its name from the title of the movie previews that precede major motion pictures.
Appropriate Audiences combined a 3D printer with a tattoo artist’s needle to create a tattoo printer that can create indelible art work on skin.How It Came About
Appropriate Audiences explains that in 2013, ENSCI les Ateliers, a Paris design school, hosted a workshop organized by the French Ministry of Culture. The goal [...]
In the below video, Ben Heck takes you through the basics of building your own 3D printer. To follow his instructions exactly, you would need to buy all the same supplies he uses. These supplies are considerably cheaper now, considering the age of the video. The best place is probably Heck’s sponsor, Element 14.
It is also possible to simply take the instructions he uses as well as this wiki site and from there build your own implementation of a 3D printer. There are also other models out there that can be built.
This is one of the better tutorials out there, and Heck is a good presenter to follow if you’re looking for interesting projects to do at home.