Getting a tattoo these days doesn’t require you going to some dingy tattoo parlor to put your life in the hands of some artist who you’ve never met and who can’t really guarantee the quality of their work or equipment. With the Prinker temporary tattoo device, you can get a tattoo done all by yourself in the comfort of your own home.
The Prinker is what happens when a centuries old body art form gets hit with a dose of modern technology from the 21st century. You can choose from over 5000 unique tattoo designs using their mobile app that is available for iOS and Android devices, and print your tattoo of choice directly onto your skin with the portable, battery powered Prinker device which connects to your phone via Bluetooth to pull the designs directly from the app.
Did I also mention that these are temporary tattoos? That’s so you’re not left regretting your design choices, and you can easily switch up your style depending on what the social occasion is. The device prints at a resolution of 1000 dots per inch in black and grayscale but before you get to printing on your skin you need to prepare it with the included skin primer which prepares the surface of your skin for the tattoo to adhere easily and increase its longevity.
The tattoos once printed onto your skin, are water resistant but when you do tire of the design or want to replace it, washing with soap will do the job of getting rid of it. Each Prinker comes with a single black cartridge that is rated for about 1000 tattoos. The included battery for the device is a lithium ion cell rated at 7.4V/950mA and can last for four to five hours of use before needing a recharge via a USB type C cable.
Prinker also has a membership service. The free tier gives you access to their repository of 5000 tattoo designs. But if you’re looking to create your own custom designs, then $4.9 gives you access to their tools for sketching and organizing your own tattoos, while the $9.9 plan gives you offline access to your creations and the ability to share them with other devices.