Laser Tattoo

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What do you put in a laser cutter when you know you have precious little time with it left? The answer is anything BUT your skin. Blinded by the love of the laser, the folks at instructables laser etched themselves. This is a very bad idea, and even without reading the personal account of the pain experienced by these folks, I wouldn’t dream of sticking my extremities inside that machine while it’s on.

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8 thoughts on “Laser Tattoo

  1. Tetranitrate says “It has mostly stopped giving off pus, and has switched to mostly bleeding now.” Yeeks.

  2. I once tattooed myself with an argon ion laser while tuning the dye laser which it pumped (Hint: the know was right next to the beam path). Given the amount of pain in that one pixel, I can’t imagine doing art that way.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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