BIZARRE soundwave tattoos that let you inscribe a loved-one’s voice or your favourite tune onto your body have gone viral.
A tattoo parlour says its audio squiggles can be transformed into sound using a smartphone app they are planning to launch next month.
Does that mean you can get that meaningful quote you got while boozing it up in Bali to sing?
But Soundwave Tattoos claims to be able to tattoo up to a minute of audio on your body.
They say that all you need to do is hold a camera phone to the finished inking and you’ll hear it play.
Inventor Nate Siggard revealed that he already has a recording of his child’s infectious laughter on his leg.
Another recent YouTube clip published by the company shows tattoo artist, Juliana, got her dog Baci’s bark on her arm.
Some have claimed that the concept is a hoax, but Soundwave Tattoos insists the new technology is completely legitimate.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
According to founder Nate Siggard, the idea came about when two friends got the opening line from Tiny Dancer tattooed. As they were leaving after their appointment, Nate’s girlfriend Juliana said “wouldn’t it be cool if you could listen to the tattoo?” and Nate quickly realised that he could make that happen.
Nate decided he needed one of his own, with Juliana and their 4-month-old baby saying “I love you” and filmed it to share online. He posted the video on Facebook the next day, and it immediately went viral.
Messages started pouring in from people all over the world who wanted to get one too.
Nate quickly realised the potential for a way to make Soundwave Tattoos available for everyone. And although it seems almost to good to be true, Nate claims to be creating an app which brings tattoos to life.
In theory, the app should scan a picture of the waveform and converts the digital image data into a digital sound file, which it can play.
The website states: “We invented a way to play soundwave tattoos on your phone or tablet.
“Record a message from a loved one. Wear your lyrics.
“With our unique patent pending technology, turn up to 1:00 minute of sound into a tattoo you can listen to with your mobile device.”
For now, it claims to be taking appointments in its Californian parlour.
But Soundwave Tattoos said it has already received applications from hundreds of artists in 15 different countries who want to train up.