Interview with Appropriate Audiences, the studio that hacked a 3D printer into a tattooing machine

Interview with Appropriate Audiences, the studio that hacked a 3D printer into a tattooing machine

In 2013, three industrial design students from Paris, France hacked a MakerBot 3D printer into an automatic tattooing machine. By replacing the 3D printer’s extruder with a tattoo needle, they created a machine that can recreate incredibly precise designs uploaded with 3D modeling software onto actual human skin. Motivated by the overwhelmingly positive response and enthusiasm of the tattoo community, Pierre Emm, Johan Da Silveira and Piotr Widelka of […]