jakub pollág's personal tattoo machine lets you complete your own body art
jakub pollág's personal tattoo machine lets you complete your own body art jakub pollág's personal tattoo machine lets you complete your own body art
nov 02, 2015
jakub pollág's personal tattoo machine lets you complete your own body art



jakub pollág’s personal tattoo machine lets you complete your own body art
all images courtesy of jakub pollág

 

 

 

designer jakub pollág has devised a personal tattoo machine that intends to democratize the body art industry. pollág, who alongside václav mlynář is one half of studio deFORM, completed the project as part of his studies at the royal college of art in london. presented at this year’s edition of designblok, prague’s annual design and fashion week, the tool allows individuals to permanently mark their own skin, or that of a friend. this DIY approach circumvents the need for a professional tattoo artist.

 

 


the personal tattoo machine lets you complete your own body art

 

 

 

‘the aim is to enhance tattoos that are not about aesthetics, instead their main function is to reflect meaningful memories,’ explains pollág. ‘due to their permanent nature, it is important that they are honest and exclusive.’ the simple mechanism remains affordable through its utilization of standard components, such as sterile needles and tubes.

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the tool allows individuals to permanently mark their own skin, or that of a friend

 

 

 

pollág states that the project’s primary goal is to give the user a quality tool that is both safe and affordable. the set contains all necessary parts, permitting its users to create their chosen image immediately. as well as outlining various types of imagery, the machine can also shade, allowing DIY-tattooists to fill in relatively large areas of ink.

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the simple mechanism remains affordable through its utilization of standard components

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
rubber gloves and antiseptic lotion are provided

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
the machine can also shade, allowing tattooists to fill in relatively large areas of ink

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
the final result spells out bold initials

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
the DIY approach circumvents the need for a professional tattoo artist

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
the project’s primary goal is to give the user a quality tool that is both safe and affordable

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
a royal ceremonial sword once given tohigh ranking warriors in benin

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
a collection of handmade tattoos

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
the set contains all necessary parts, permitting its users to create their chosen image immediately

personal tattoo machine jakub pollag royal college of art designblok designboom
the text reads as ‘do it’ in korean

Yashu-det
this tattoo is a simple line leading from index finger to thumb

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ilona from illustrators tomski & polanski designed a bespoke exhibition piece using the machine

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ilona’s sketchbook, detailing her drawings

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