Here’s a trippy video that shows someone getting tattooed by a 3D tattoo machine. There’s no English subtitles, so you’ll just have to watch – unless you know French. Now whether or not this can actually make into a mainstream market is beyond us but I guess only time will tell.
Regardless, we don’t know how many people would actually choose this as an option. While we do anticipate some people trying it out, we can’t ever imagine this becoming a glorified option. Sure a machine may be more precise, and maybe even quicker, but the one thing it can’t ever replace is the human element of having an “artist” bless you with his work. The lack of conversation, and the whole experience would be pretty much out the door, and to trust a machine knowing that it could fail, or suffer a glitch wouldn’t be worth the risk for many of us.