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Art that adorns the flesh…


April 16th, 2010 by

When people get tattoos, often they don’t stop to think about the commitment that they are making.  The commitment of having a certain image or even a person’s name is not one that should be taken lightly.  Now, before you start getting all worried that I’m lecturing you (come to think of it, before I start worrying about me lecturing you), I do have to say that a little foresight can sometimes be a really good thing.  But what can you do?

Well how about I tell you?  Sound good?  All right then.  If you are trying to decide how a particular tattoo design will look on a particular place on your body, you might want to pay a visit to Obsessive Ink.  Basically the idea over there is that you can create a virtual you and for the low, buy now price of $1.99 (USD).  You can upload a photo of your face so that the virtual you can be more personal.  You can also upload your own tattoo design and place it wherever you want to on the body – except for the genitals.  Seriously.

The guy who wrote this blog post about Obsessive Ink argues that maybe it’s just as simple to get a temporary tattoo in the spot that you are thinking about getting the real tattoo.  Of course, he misses the point that you can upload your own tattoo design so that you can see how it looks on your body.  Buying a temporary tattoo is not personalized.

That’s not to say that I think Obsessive Ink is all that amazing, either.  It’s a good enough idea for what it is, but what it all comes down is that people make a lot of money off stuff like this, meaning there’s a market for it, meaning that the reason for this is that people don’t want to end up like the people who have tattoos that they hate/are embarrassed of.  So people get curious to know whether or not their idea for a back piece featuring Kenny Rogers is as rad as they initially thought it was.  (For what it’s worth, that is as rad as you thought it was.)  You can hardly blame them.  And hey, even if you don’t plan on actually getting the tattoo, it’s always fun to see how your designs would look on someone. (Without scratching.)

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