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The 3D printer that can give you a TATTOO!


Some people perceive tattoos to be a unique work of art on the skin, etched by skilled artists.

But now a group of students have modified a 3D printer to prove that robots can tattoo humans too. One volunteer is the proud of owner of what is thought to be the first tattoo etched by a machine – a perfect circle on his forearm.

A group of three French design students modified a MarkerBot 3D printer as part of a challenge set by France's Cultural Ministry, which challenged people to remix images and sounds in the public domain.

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