Soundwave Tattoos: Waveform Tattoos That Can be Scanned With A Phone App And Heard

May 11, 2017

Soundwave Tattoos are tattoos of audio in the shape of waveforms that can be scanned with the specially developed Skin Motion app and listened to. A description of the technology and process via the founder of Soundwave Tattoos, Nate Siggard while I see if 'Back Door Guests Are Best' looks like it would make a cool tramp stamp:

A person uploads or records the audio they want into the app or website. We generate the Soundwave from that. The person takes the generated Soundwave to a tattoo artist from our Artist Network. Artists need to be licensed in order to make sure they understand the limitations of the technology and how that applies to tattoo placement, size, and changes to the design of the tattoo from a simple Soundwave to make it more custom or elaborate on it for the person. Once the Artist does the tattoo, a photo of the tattoo is uploaded to our platform. Our platform processes the audio and tattoo and adds it to the app. When the user opens our app and points the camera on their mobile device at the tattoo, it recognizes the shape of the Soundwave and plays back the audio.

Sure, why not? Although they would be even cooler if the tattoos actually had a little audio player and speaker embedded beneath the skin so all you had to do was press them to play the audio. Plus if they were powered entirely by the blood pumping through your veins. What can I say, I'm a futurist. And speaking of blood pumping through my veins-- "You took too many boner pills?" Define too many. "More than one." Then yes, I took 6X too many.

Keep going for three video demonstrations, including one of a dog barking.

Thanks to lizzy, who agrees holographic tattoos are going to be the next real trend.

  • What a technology i see in these video and i know most of the viewers are be surprised to see this. They are be more eager to know more information and use the technology in here.

  • heretikeen

    Finally a tattoo you can't but be embarrassed by in some years.
    Let's fad!

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    So when do people start getting waveforms of people speaking Mandarin and saying things like, "Penis" and "Total Douchebag" and such?

  • stuffsticks

    Going to sound a bit different if you gain any weight and it streches.

  • Michael Knight

    well, looks like you will never be going in the sun or drinking ever again, because either activity will have that tat bleed and sound like mush.

  • asadachi

    Those are some fairly stupid hipsters. Mark yourself permanently for a fad. Can't wait until the app support ends and you just have this stupid looking blob on your arm and when you get old enough to realize you actually do have regrets.

  • Forblat

    I BELIEVE YOU MEAN NO REGERTS

  • TheQiwiMan

    NO RAGRETS

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Can you hear me now?

  • Bling Nye

    ...I wonder how the aging of a tattoo and its subsequent blurring affects the audio...does fidelity drop?

    It seems far less like the app is actually "reading" the sound wave, and much more just recognizing the image...

    Aaand after actually reading the description (thanks shcool!)

    "Once the Artist does the tattoo, a photo of the tattoo is uploaded to our platform. Our platform processes the audio and tattoo and adds it to the app. When the user opens our app and points the camera on their mobile device at the tattoo, it recognizes the shape of the Soundwave and plays back the audio."

    .... sooooo yeah, basically you could just pair any image of a dick tattoo and an audio clip of "ooohhh, me so hooorrny" and the app will "read" it and play it back...

    Gimmicky and lame tattoo is gimmicky and lame.

  • Jenness

    I agree. It's not a 'real' sound wave and if the app was ever not supported you'd just have a fad tattoo

  • plaguemonkey

    fadtoo.

  • Doog

    Does the person 'own' the rights to the uploaded sound that is played back or can anyone that wants to get the same picture put on them and play your sounds? Actually, as long as the app can read the picture it it doesn't even have to be a permanent tattoo or one done by them at all, right? This initially seemed like pure awesome, but the more I think about it the more I agree with your gimmicky and lame assessment.

    That being said, this same idea could totally be redone and perhaps be great. Though I suppose at the end of the day it's really no different than the people that tattooed QR codes on themselves.

  • TheQiwiMan

    "Alright we're ready to film, you ready?"

    "Yep, let's do it!"

    ".. um... is that what you're going to wear?"

    "Yeah, I feel people will really be able to focus on what I'm saying if they are mesmerized by my veiny bewbs."

    .....

    "..... I'm sorry, what was that?"

  • Deksam

    She looks a lot like my ex, But thankfully, she never had a little yappy mutt or tattoos!
    Though, My ex had awesome veinless bewbs , the only thing I miss about her now, really...

  • The_Wretched

    What do you mean? I love translucent skin.

  • DrZanz

    That's all we ever miss, friend. That's all we ever miss...
    *stares wistfully into the sky*

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