Being a tattoo artist requires both steady hands and absolute precision. Thanks to French artist JL Gonzal, it now only requires a steady HAND (absolute precision is still a must).
Submitted to Reddit by user mike_pants, the above video is from the YouTube page of tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet. Gonzal took an existing prosthesis, and while it looks like something Furiosa would use in Fury Road to take on the War Boys, it is now able to help Tenet continue his work. According to the video, Gonzal took metal bits and added it to the tattoo machine so when hooked to the prosthesis, the artist can adjust it as needed, depending on the type of tattoo he is creating.
However, don’t go looking for this type of equipment to be market ready just at the moment. Tenet says that his apparatus is an “exhibition version.” He has to use disposable needles and cartridges, and the process of taking it apart, cleaning it and putting it back together can make it very time-consuming. It’s not ready for everyday use. Not that you necessarily wanted everyone on the planet to have tattoo-needle arms–yet!–but it’s still an amazing creation, showing what can be done with some creativity and ambition.
You can check out more of JL Gonzal’s work on his website here.
So what do you think? Are innovation and ingenuity leading us into the “cool” future? Or are we just getting closer and closer to being plugged into the Matrix (if we aren’t already there)? Let me know on Twitter or have a LOVELY DAY in the comments below.
Images: JL Gonzal