Technology and art have been used extensively to create fascinating animations, messages and user experiences. But these art forms are not always necessarily just to express ones creativity, rather to put forth a promotion. Tattoo artist Karl Marc (from Mystery Tattoo Club) has created the first animated tattoo, which is more artful and begs the question – what is the deeper meaning behind the art piece.
Karl Marc inked a smart phone-scannable bar code onto his client, during which he filmed and streamed on Facebook for comments and interaction. The final tattoo presents an animation when photographed, via your smart phone, which adds a definite new cool factor to inking yourself. The client is also able to change the animation at anytime and share their own creativity as they themselves change, while the tattoo remains constant. Check out the video below and see the project in process:
The project was apart of the Ballantines’ Human API Project, and the next project will take place on July 14th with a graffiti artist who will use spray paint to create an interactive piece.