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January 13th, 2008 #1
IDW #57: Bio-Mechanical Tattoo Gun
Topic: Bio-Mechanical Tattoo Gun
Background: Took this one out the topic suggestion thread. Originally suggested by Michamachtlos and bumped by Lege1. It's another small ID item that requires some research and thinking. There are a couple of important things here:
First, the bio-mechanical part. Make sure this is visible in your final rendering. It is okay to use an organism to inject the ink for example, but when you do, make sure it is incorporated in your design. Make a visible link in form or style that connects the organic part with the mechanical part.
Second, the tattoo itself. There are many ways to make a tattoo (needle, bamboo pen, I even allow scarification if you really want to). It might be good though to think of the future of tattoos as well. For example, digital tattoos, tattoos that change with mood, genetic tattoos, whatever.
In this topic, the initial idea should count as much as the final rendering. This does not mean that the final rendering of your idea doesn't have to be top notch.
1. Design and draw a Bio-Mechanical Tattoo Gun.
2. Make sure there is a visible link between the bionical part and the technical part.
3. Think about alternetive ways of making a tattoo!
4. That's it... now draw!
Deadline: Saturday January 19 2008 (I close it the same time as the last one)
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I'm not sure if I closed all the loopholes in this topic, so if there are questions or remarks please say so.
On a different note, I would like the quality of this activity to get better with every round so if there are any suggestion to achieve this, say so (but do it in the discussion thread please ). Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with the way things are going right now, but not every round seems to have the same level of quality. Also, we're not yet up to par with COW or CHOW, while I see no reason not to go for something close to that. On the other hand, I don't want to play the bully by denying everything that doesn't look perfect or something. Should we have more tutorials, links to sites with good examples or anything else you want to see?
January 13th, 2008 #3
You're right yoitisi, my mistake...I moved it into the discussion thread now I'm planning on attempting this week's topic with something containing live squids. We'll see what happens with it!
Last edited by ScaryPotato; January 13th, 2008 at 02:55 PM.
January 13th, 2008 #4
January 13th, 2008 #5
I remember seeing this topic suggested. It's a pretty interesting one, I'll see if I can get something done here for this. count me in for now.
About making suggestions for IDW, I'll post something in that thread
Update- Wip's and sketches
The Mind Image Tattoo gun currently is a item that can only be found in the black market. A lot of controversial aspects surround this tattoo gun, likely because it is the first created bio mechanical tattoo gun created. This tattoo gun uses a rare parasite specimen that is capable of latching onto a head of a other species to establish a up link and connect with other minds to feed on mental imagery. Usually these parasites are not harmful however. This tattoo gun is infused with this parasite. The purpose of this crazy idea is this, by connecting to the tattoo gun and then the brain of a human the parasite will project any imagery that person thinks. Say for instance you thought of this crazy tattoo design you want on your arm. Just imagine the design and where it is located and the parasite will feed on that image then then through a little wiring and state of the art technology that image will be shot over to the tattoo gun. From there the mechanically controlled tattoo gun will create the image perfectly onto the arm or any other part of the body.
The parasite itself leaves hardly any imprint to the head however the idea of having any parasite connect to ones head spooks many understandably. Chances of it reaching the mainstream market are still slim. It could highly impact many tattoo artist's in a negative way as well.
Last edited by Trashy; January 16th, 2008 at 10:20 PM.
January 13th, 2008 #6
Well, have not got that much time to finish this between uni work and Last Man Standing, so far only managed a quick scribble. Will be much more focussed on the actual design of the gun interwoven with his muscle structure and maybe change the hunch back to sorta hold a giant ink sack. He doesont have sturdy fingers like us humans, so cant really hold a tattoo gun all that well, thats why he made the implant...yes, he is that devoted to his work!
Last edited by Saturns Gate; January 17th, 2008 at 02:23 PM.
January 14th, 2008 #7
January 14th, 2008 #8
Well I believe this is my first time posting in IDW. I remember seeing "no wips allowed" in the submission guidelines, but does that just mean for your finished entry, or are we not allowed to show our progress, or get feedback on sketches? Well I may get reprimanded for this, but heres my initial sketch.
January 14th, 2008 #9
January 14th, 2008 #10
I'm gonna see if i can try to get at least a wip or something in for this... im trying to get more active, so i can start drawing more. Neat topic.
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January 15th, 2008 #11
Hey natedogler, I like where your going with that idea! I like to see where you take that sketch.
dug up some refs on tattoo guns and tattoo artwork.
Hehehe...gotta love ebay- tattoo guns on Ebay
Lots of tattoo artwork
January 15th, 2008 #12
I had some fun, got to work on this. I'm sure I could finish it off alot more, but I am still getting used to using painterX.
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Basic premise: A tattoo gun that is mechanically fused to a living octopus. The gun needs to be plugged into a power source, and the machine filters pigments out of the various body fluids of the pus. When the fluids are mixed with the ink, drawn through the mask on its face, the colors become bold and permanent. The tattooing needle has a small suction tube that is used to nourish the animal the tattooee's blood, while it's brain fluids keep the internal motors and gears lubricated. The tentacles are wrapped around and tucked into the main housing, as they serve as a fine non-slip grip. The average life-span of the animal-machine hybrid is around 6 months, and once fused, the machine can never be separated from the octopus.
Last edited by ZebraHDH; January 19th, 2008 at 05:50 AM.There's a hole... there's a hole... there's a hole in the bottom of the sea.
January 15th, 2008 #13
LOL, the first thing that springs to mind is a woodpecker and an ink-well in a twisted episode of the Flinstones! Yabadabadoo!
If I get the time I may make this my first IDW, cool topic