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This App Lets You Try on Tattoos Before You Commit
If you ever wished for a virtual tattoo parlor that allows you to try on tattoos in the comfort of your own home, then you’re…
If you ever wished for a virtual tattoo parlor that allows you to try on tattoo designs in the comfort of your own home, then you’re in luck. With today’s App of the Week, you can take a sneak peek of what a tattoo might look like on your body— for free and without consequence.
Many of us are considering getting a tattoo for many reasons, but the commitment can drive us away. After all, once the ink is on your skin, there’s no going back. It’s probably going to stick with you for life—for better or for worse, in sickness and in health.
Tattoo removal or cover-up are valid options, but they come with an expensive price for both your wallet and pain tolerance. That’s why a small but mighty team from Ukraine decided to create a simple yet efficient solution called Inkhunter. With easy-to-follow directions and advanced camera capabilities, this app helps people try on tattoos before taking the leap.
Inkhunter is an AR app that allows you to try on tattoo designs as if you’re trying on clothes. To properly calibrate the design, you have to first mark your skin with a pen. Draw three straight lines, two horizontal and one vertical, so that they resemble a smiley face. Afterward, hold your phone over the mark and watch your potential tattoo come to life! It can be premade or personalized and viewed from any angle.
Featured in the App Store’s Best of 2017, Inkhunter doesn’t look like it will fall out of popularity anytime soon. For users who don’t want to go through momentous regret over a poor tattoo choice, now might be the time to jump on the bandwagon. Better late than never, right?
2018 is truly the time to be alive. You can use a NYC bagel as an emoji, develop unique app ideas, and try on tattoo designs through our phones. You don’t have to pay for permanent mistakes, because Inkhunter will continue to be in the market— give your skin a break and download Inkhunter!
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