Tattoo artist Nate Siggard Creates The Tattoo You Can Hear
Soundwavetattoos have been shared and viewed by over 100 million people since it was invented by Los Angeles based artist Nate Siggard, the inventor of a new tatto process that allows people to get audio waveforms of their most personnal memories inked on their skin and listennable via a still-in-the-works smartphone app.
The concept is pure genius and pushes the tattoo culture a step further in the digital era. A deceased relative speaking or a piece of music, the possibilities are endless.
‘ The potential for honoring our grief, sharing our stories and healing our suffering has inspired many of you to get your own. We are working tirelessly to make it a reality.’ Nate Siggard
The app then generates a real waveform image that can be taken to a qualified tattoo artist to be permanently inked on the body. After the tattoo is done, a photograph of it is uploaded to the app, to be matched to the audio file so that when the recipient points the app at his or her tattoo, the audio plays.
“We’re using image recognition inside the app to notice when it’s looking at the tattoo and it plays the sound of the tattoo back on top of itself,” Siggard said.
The artist currently works, day and nite, on establishing a network of trained tattoo artists all over the world to make this epic sonic tattoos available to everyone. Thinking on a whole new level, the tattoos turns into a part an important grieving process and says tattoo artists will be trained to listen compassionately to their customers’ stories.
Siggard’s friend Josh Gallner recently lost his father to cancer. He requested a Soundwave Tattoo of his dad offering advice to other people affected by the disease.
“You absolutely have to believe and once you have that belief, that desire, you can conquer anything,” Josh’s father says on his tattoo.
The app should be completly operationnal for June 2017, and prices could range from $150 to few grands if a complete piece would surround the actual audio waveform.
Skin Motion has already approved many tattoo artists for tattoos across United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada and Australia while a form is available on their official website for inkers to hop in.