Augmented Reality has conquered yet another part of our lives!
Tattoos are something special and unique, some tattoos hold deep meanings, some are tiny and intricate, others stretch across whole body parts or were created as a joke or out of a sudden spontaneous idea.
Now imagine a tattoo that you could actually listen to - this would add a whole other dimension to meaningful tattoos, and creates a lot of opportunities.
The LA-based startup Skin Motion has created the first tattoos that can be heard through the augmented reality feature of a smartphone app.
Skin Motion can create soundwave tattoos that hold up to 1 minute of audio, which can be played with the Skin Motion App.
Soundwave tattoos have been around for quite some time and many people choose them to "encode" a personal message - but these tattoos could never actually be heard.
Whether it's the voice of a loved one, part of a song, or a memory of someone who passed away - the different uses for these audible soundwave tattoos would be near endless.
Soundwave Tattoos are the first product by Skin Motion. Our app creates tattoo designs from audio that can be played back and shared using the Skin Motion app. The Skin Motion app is currently in development and is scheduled for release in June 2017. Our patent pending technology creates personalized augmented reality tattoo experiences like never before.
How does it work?
On their website, Skin Motion explains that the recorded audio file gets uploaded to their app.
The soundwave is then being generated based on the recording.
Next, the customer takes the soundwave to a certified tattoo artist - Skin Motion needs to license specific tattoo artists first to ensure that every one of these soundwaves tattoos is created with high quality and the artist is informed about all necessary requirements.
Once the tattoo is completed, a picture of it is then uploaded to the app, where it's synced with the audio recording.
So from now on, whenever the user opens the app and scans the tattoo, it gets recognized and the app plays back the audio.
Skin Motion even stated that they are planning for the app to play pre-existing soundwave tattoos too!
Although this wasn't part of their original business idea, many people with existing soundwave tattoos asked if their app would be able to replay their sounds as well.
The company aims to release their app in June 2017 and slowly grow their network of licensed tattoo artists around the world.
Since footage of this idea have gone viral, almost 10,000 applicants have already signed up to a waiting list and will get their audible tattoo as soon as the app gets released.
What do you think about this innovation - would you get an audible soundwave tattoo?
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