World’s First Animated Tattoo [Video]

On June 16th, 2011, Paris based tattoo artist K.A.R.L., in partnership with Ballantine’s, etched what he claims is the world’s first animated tattoo. The whole process was streamed live via Facebook, where users could share their thoughts and influence the tattoo’s creation process.

[Via Neatorama]

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15 Responses to World’s First Animated Tattoo [Video]

  1. Disappointing. This isn't an "animated tattoo"; it's a tattoo with a 2D barcode URL in it that happens to link to a youtube video.

    To reiterate: "Animated tattoo" is not the same as "tattoo of a barcode".

  2. Disappointing. This isn't an "animated tattoo"; it's a tattoo with a 2D barcode URL in it that happens to link to a youtube video.

    To reiterate: "Animated tattoo" is not the same as "tattoo of a barcode".

    • Hi =) You seem lie just the person im looking for!! Im J, I need to know how this guy did this.. Like ok i make a 2D barcode.. i have the video.. but now how to connect them.. what software do i use? Im lost.. could you help?? Thanks

  3. This IS really stupid. So he just got a tattoo of a barcode that links to an annoying, mostly unrelated YouTube video? WOW, WE'RE MAKIN' THE FUTURE OUT HERE.

    • To be fair, the video is related to the tattoo. If you look at it, it's the same image as the tattoo with the flower and all, just the CR code is replaced with a weird grey guy.

  4. Exactly, it's an "Augmented Reality" barcode trigger. The tattoo itself isn't animated at all, it just carries the image that forwards the scanner app to the proper web file. Nothing new here, just another medium that had applications for use of the codes.

  5. I have to wonder, what's this guy going to do if that video's ever taken down? If they repost the video, the URL will change. I guess, then he'll have a funny story about a barcode he's got tattooed on his chest that used to point to a video repository on the Internet?

  6. Not a problem. You can change the URL that particular QR code points to quite easily. The URL isn't coded into his chest. That particular symbol bounces to a back end, which in turn tells the browser where to go.

  7. I thought this was cool. It shows possibilities. Leave a piece out of your tattoo and link it to a video? That's awesome. There's obviously no such thing as an animated tattoo. You guys are idiots if that's what you thought you were gonna see.