Auto Ink by Chris Eckert. Chris is an artist who lives and works in San Jose, California.

Right now Auto Ink is setup with a pen rather than a needle, but is still an interesting piece/concept nonetheless.

Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and it’s corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the person’s arm. The operator does not have control over the assigned symbol. It is assigned either randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal beliefs.

Watch video of Auto Ink in action after the jump.

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Via: makezine