The idea for Tatoué, a machine that combines 3D printing with tattoo artistry, was born out of a workshop organised by the school in October 2013 that asked students to use digital material available in the public domain to create something new.
“We use a three axis machine, which we have deconstructed,” explained the designers.
“Making the machine more accessible is a challenge. And there are many possible future applications – in medicine or in fashion – but our priority is a third version of the machine, which will be able to tattoo any part of the body using a specific architecture. We are currently working on this.”