In Brief

The Tattoo Sound Controller reads skin ink like sheet music.

Created by Moscow-based media artist Dmitry Morozov, the Tattoo Sound Controller is a sound instrument that uses tattoos as a musical score. The instrument is mounted onto the arm and consists of a railing, hand holders, and sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor. It is also fitted with a three-dimensional Wii remote controller that enables additional expression when the user moves his hand in space.

The tattoo that serves as music sheet is specifically designed for this application and the artist can manually control the movement of the sensors to create variations in the sound patterns.

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