Students hack a 3D printer to ink tattoos

A group of Parisian students have proved 3D technology's adaptability with hacking of a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer to allow it to ink tattoos.

The students developed the plans by taking a manual tattoo needle from a tattooist and cleverly adapting it to the arm of the machine.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.