Tattoo Machine: No Artist Required?

A few months ago, I was hanging out with friends and we started talking about how one day in the future, someone is gonna invent an automatic machine where you program any design you want and it will just ink you. Of course I dont agree that this idea, a machine can never replace what a tattoo artist can do. A machine cannot make a custom design or personalize any type of shading. Tattooing takes skill. I dont know anyone amongst my friends or family that would seriously consider this.

As always, stumbling across random stuff on the internet, I came across this: a tattoo machine that you can program to give you a tattoo. Here is a summary of the product, from

"There's no arguing it, if you have a tattoo, you're cool. But, some of us aren't ready to make a lifelong commitment to a a random drawing a tattoo artist designed on the spot. This is where the moodINQ Tattoo System finds its niche.
MoodINQ gives you the opportunity to change that skull and crossbones to a tribal sign with a special wand you just pass over your surgically implanted E ink canvas. So how does it work? The good people at Think Geek have partnered with leading physicians and technicians in the cosmetic surgery industry to implant the E ink grid, called a canvas. The canvas can go anywhere on your body and be configured to the size and shape of the body party you'd like to ink. After a short healing period (usually 2-3 days), you can begin using the moodInq software included with your kit to change your canvas to display the tattoo you desire!"

My opinion on this is "ummmm, are you serious???" So your not getting actual ink done, youre getting Implants of E Ink. That just sounds weird and fishy. Almost as strange as a tattoo school that can teach anyone to tattoo in 2 weeks. Really People? If youre gonna go through all the trouble to buy this thing just to get some cheesy flash design that everyone has, then you are just sad. You have to get the implants inserted in your body, so How much is that gonna cost you? Prolly the same amount that you would pay to have a tattoo removed. So you might as well just go get a real tat and if you dont like it, then go get it removed, it will prolly amount to the same that you pay for to get the implant.

The grids look so weird, that it doesnt even look like a real tattoo. Temporary tattoos look better than that! If you dont want to commit, then go to wally world and buy a pack of dragon temp tatts. *sigh*

If you wanna see more about this, go to

I just had to share this with my readers. What do you guys think about it? Would you use it? Would love to hear your thoughts

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