Technology and body modifications continue to intersect, offering a wide assortment of unique tattoo options, especially for tattoos that have deep sentimental value. Gone are the days where the only option to honor your mother with a tattoo was to get “mom” inked under an arrow. Now you could honor your mother by getting her DNA in tattoo ink, using her hair for ink, or by getting a tattoo of the sound wave of her voice. In this blog post we discuss sound wave tattoos.
How does it work?
The process to have a sound wave tattoo is pretty simple. You can record up to 30 seconds of sound and get a stencil made of the sound wave. A trained tattoo artist tattoos the stenciled sound wave on your body. You then purchase an app that will play the sound wave on your smart phone or tablet. The app is called Skin Motion and costs $40 for the first year and $10 each year after.
Getting a sound wave tattoo can be a pretty good idea, if you want a special tattoo honoring a loved one. There are a lot of good things about this tattoo idea in terms of tattoo regret and lifestyle changes later in life. The tattoo can be kept private and is not someone’s name or likeness. Remember – name tattoos are commonly sought for laser tattoo removal. If you get your boyfriend’s sound wave saying “I love you” and you later break up, no one has to know that is what your tattoo represents.
That being said, there are a few concerns with sound wave tattoos. According to Skin Motion, the tattoos must be on a flat surface. This limits the tattoos to the forearm, which can be a difficult place to conceal during hot weather or with certain work uniforms or types of clothing. Tattoos also tend to change shape as they age. The amount of change a tattoo goes through depends on a variety of factors, but all tattoos do change. The app may not be able to read the sound wave over time.
A final consideration when thinking about getting a sound wave tattoo: technology is constantly changing and evolving. Apps may be discontinued or replaced by different technology. It is a good idea to have a backup plan to save and cherish the sounds you love.
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