Tattoos you can hear

Permanent body art, it never sounded better. Literally. Thanks to the growing trend of sound wave tattoos that are making waves. Launched in 2017 by a company based in Los Angeles, Skin Motion, uses an application to convert audio files into sound waves that can be recorded on the skin and with the help of the application play it. It can be your favorite music, the voices of a loved one or anything that interests you.

The inventor Nate Siggard revealed that he already has a recording of his son's contagious laugh on his leg. Another YouTube clip published by the company shows a tattoo artist who barked his dog's arm. The tattoo even adorns the feeling of Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes who received a guitar, his characteristic instrument, engraved on his arm. The top of the guitar is a sound wave of the voices of their parents that say I love you.

Famous tattoo artist Sunny Bhanushali explains: “Sound waves are visual representations or a diagram of a produced voice or sound. These diagrams are inked on the skin and when you scan with a device you can hear the message behind the diagram ”. He calls it a trend tattoo and people choose to seek the voice of a loved one or a line of their favorite song.


Although tattoos continue to make a lot of noise, many claim that the clips do not work as well as promised. But that is not damping your demand. Bhanushali says he receives inquiries every day about these audio tattoos. His advice: keep the audio short, maybe 3-5 words maximum, and get it in a safe place (avoid the wrist or neck). “These are very emotional tattoos. You can hear the person's voice when scanning. Stains such as thighs or forearms are perfect for these tattoos. It will definitely be popular with millennials, he predicts. Other tattoos that are working well at this time are bracelets and minimal tattoos.