Automated Tattoo Machine Picks Your Religion

Auto-Ink-31Torn over which faith is the true path to follow? Strap yourself in and receive a “randomly” (i.e. divinely) selected tattoo of a religious symbol on your forearm. Via Make Magazine:

Chris Eckert created a CNC tattoo machine with a twist. Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and it’s corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the person’s arm. The operator does not have control over the assigned symbol. It is assigned either randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal beliefs.

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  • MrPINKi

    ooh I wonder if it could also give you the mark of the beast barcode.

  • MrPINKi

    ooh I wonder if it could also give you the mark of the beast barcode.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    This is how the Robot Empire will poison all the people who gets tattoos, and then RULE THE WORLD!
    Very cool invention though i must say.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    This is how the Robot Empire will poison all the people who gets tattoos, and then RULE THE WORLD!
    Very cool invention though i must say.

  • john

    kafka anyone?

  • john

    kafka anyone?

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    I would hope it does not give the Star of David as the irony would sting a bit.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    I would hope it does not give the Star of David as the irony would sting a bit.

  • http://www.nicomaramckay.com Nico

    But..which religion(s)?

    • Guest

      strap yourself in and find out

  • http://www.nicomaramckay.com Nico

    But..which religion(s)?

  • http://twitter.com/jrients Jeff Rients

    I’d try this but if I got a swastika I’d have to smash the machine and punch its creator in the face.

    • http://bluetwothree.blogspot.com cybergabi

      A swastika is not a religious symbol.

    • Qwerty

      I do the same, if I got a star of David

      • Bizcotti

        That’s sooo wrong… in a Wingdings font sort of way.

  • http://twitter.com/jrients Jeff Rients

    I’d try this but if I got a swastika I’d have to smash the machine and punch its creator in the face.

  • Addison8019

    Hate to be negative, as much as I love the idea, what if this machine malfunctioned?, three axis?, so up and down too?, it’d rip your fucking arm off, just saying……

  • Addison8019

    Hate to be negative, as much as I love the idea, what if this machine malfunctioned?, three axis?, so up and down too?, it’d rip your fucking arm off, just saying……

    • Butter Knife

      I’d certainly hope it has three-axis operation. Your arm is three-dimensional, is it not? If it just worked on a level plane, you’d either end up with a portion of a tattoo where it attempted to draw in thin air or it would pierce far too deep on the thick areas and give you blood poisoning… in fact, it could pretty easily do both.

  • 5by5

    I can hear the panicky Fundies already…

    “Mark of the Beast!! Mark of the Beast!!!”

    :-)

  • 5by5

    I can hear the panicky Fundies already…

    “Mark of the Beast!! Mark of the Beast!!!”

    :-)

  • http://bluetwothree.blogspot.com cybergabi

    A swastika is not a religious symbol.

  • http://bluetwothree.blogspot.com cybergabi

    A swastika is not a religious symbol.

  • http://profiles.google.com/johnd39 - steward -

    A swastika is a religious symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism, and has been used in those religions for thousands of years. http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/symbols/swastika.htm

  • greengestalt

    Does it have the Rasta lion or the “Bob” head?

  • Anonymous

    Does it have the Rasta lion or the “Bob” head?

  • Qwerty

    I do the same, if I got a star of David

  • Bizcotti

    That’s sooo wrong… in a Wingdings font sort of way.

  • Butter Knife

    I’d certainly hope it has three-axis operation. Your arm is three-dimensional, is it not? If it just worked on a level plane, you’d either end up with a portion of a tattoo where it attempted to draw in thin air or it would pierce far too deep on the thick areas and give you blood poisoning… in fact, it could pretty easily do both.

  • bob

    as a tattoo artist i should hope the mutherfucker that made this shit now has an entire industry of ppl mad at his ass

  • bob

    as a tattoo artist i should hope the mutherfucker that made this shit now has an entire industry of ppl mad at his ass

  • http://twitter.com/petitmiamdinner James

    strap yourself in and find out

  • Casbarr312

    This would not work for two reasons… (1) there is nothing helping the machine stretch the skin and (2) the humans ability to have compassion is ONE of the only things that keep us tattoo artist in business… that thing just looks painful.

  • Casbarr312

    This would not work for two reasons… (1) there is nothing helping the machine stretch the skin and (2) the humans ability to have compassion is ONE of the only things that keep us tattoo artist in business… that thing just looks painful.

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