Tattoos have been an age-old form of self-expression and artistry, often celebrated for their uniqueness and the stories they tell. While the allure of tattoos is undeniable, many have hesitated due to the discomfort and sometimes uncertainty of the process. Enter Blackdot, a groundbreaking company that is changing the tattoo game with its innovative robotic tattoo machine.
Founded by Joel Pennington, Blackdot combines art and technology in a way that enhances the tattooing experience. Their state-of-the-art robotic tattoo machine is revolutionizing the art of ink by offering precision, predictability, and, most importantly, minimal pain. Pennington emphasizes that the company’s robotic tattoo machine is not intended to replace traditional tattoo artists. Instead, it seeks to complement the world of tattoo art by adding new dimensions and possibilities.
Blackdot’s device uses a small number of concealed test dots to “learn” the client’s skin characteristics. The test dots are compared against Blackdot’s skin database to determine which settings (number of punctures and puncture depth) will yield the perfect black dot for that client’s preferred tattoo location. Paired with a dedication to top-tier customer service, the result is a fast, accurate tattooing experience with minimal discomfort.
Currently, the first Blackdot studio is located in the city of Austin, Texas, however, Blackdot’s plans extend far beyond the city, with ambitious intentions to expand its reach to other locations in the near future.