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CNC Tattoo Machine?

So I was reading Skin Deep, a Tattoo magazine, and I got to thinking. Why hasn’t anyone played with making a Tattoo machine controlled by a computer?

What really makes me wonder this, is the movie Starship Troopers.
In the one scene They show the guy getting a tattoo, with a laser etching style
http://youtu.be/SUpfgFXfkbo
About 28-29 seconds in they show the tattoo being “Laser-etched” onto his arm.

Anyways, I know it’s possible, It’s nothing but a machine controlled by another machine. The only question is who’s brave enough to make/use it.

of Course the machine would require extensive testing, probably need to be hooked up with a kinect or something to get the proper dimensions of the arm/hand/whatever that is getting the tattoo. But Come on, should be simple compared to half the stuff I’ve seen on Hackaday

If anyone DOES decide they like this idea and go to put it into a physical item, Test it out on Oranges, Pigskin, melons(edible kind not the booby kind) or even Leather(how cool would it be to have a Tattooed wallet?)

Anyways…Just a quick Rambling question at 3:50AM EST…
~J

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