Russian artist Dmitry Morozov, also known as ::vtol::, made an instrument that can read tattoos like a musical score.
The sound-controlling device is made up of arduino nano, a metal railing, hand controllers and a black line sensor which is on the tattoo. The device is moved across his arm with a stepper motor to make sounds. The artist also used a Nintendo Wii controller to add more sounds. The special tattoo was designed to have the right amount of time slots between the sensors. The device’s speed can be controlled, which can then create rhythms.
The whole project, called ‘Reading My Body,’ has been on display but has still not been taken to a tattoo shop. This makes me wonder what other tattoos would sound like.