A team of students from well-known Paris design school ENSCI Les Ateliers had an idea that could change the face of tattooing.
The team came up with the idea during a recent design challenge hosted by the French Ministry of Culture and worked with other ENSCI students and teachers to bring it to life.
Their idea? An industrial robot that could autonomously create a tattoo from a database of images.
The idea was conceived as part of the Public Domain Remix, a workshop that encourages students to create new items using a mashup of public domain material.
The students had 8 hours to come up with an idea and remix their material to create something new. After bouncing around a handful of common concepts, the team came up with the radical idea of a tattooing robot. They consulted with digital manufacturing expert Le FabShop who thought the idea was achievable and could be prototyped using the school’s hardware.