CG Tattoo Preview

Ever want to see what a tattoo would look like on your body before permanently inking yourself? Computer graphics artist Loïc Zimmerman developed a program that does just that. By scanning your body you can capture exact body proportions to accurately depict a complex 2-D design on a body's 3-D canvas. What it looks like after years of aging and wrinkling is another story. Continue …

Bar Code Tattoos

Today Needled traces barcode tattoos back to their heyday in the 90's when they were common protests of consumer culture. In this time of more restraint (and more consumerism?), the concept is available in temporary form, allowing you to mark yourself with barcodes that read SLAVE, FOR SALE and SCAN ME. Not only are they an impermanent and painless way to make a bold statement, …

Reset Design Tattoo

Needled today directs us to the Parisian site Reset Design's project that tasked designers with reinventing tattoos. The 40 different results range from more lyrical ideas, like a rendering of hair (pictured) to macabre comments on the body, such as crucifiction marks and dotted lines for cutting. The work will be exhibited at a show in Paris "dedicated to the manipulation of nature by man," …