The app is a fun way to trial a tattoo without actually committing to inking your skin, which I think is a great idea because I for one have a million tattoo ideas in my head that I'm too chicken sh*t to commit to right now.
Just think of so many people that regret their tattoos and how they could have saved themselves so much trouble/regret by using an app like this first.
Test a Tattoo app was launched in collaboration with renowned tattoo artist Barbara, who works at Parlour Tattoo in Shoreditch. There was a fun breakfast just before Christmas to help launch the app, and Barbara was on hand to help with any designs, answer any questions and just generally have a chit chat.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the event in the end, but I still wanted to write about the app and my thoughts on it because I think it's such a unique collaboration and it's quite refreshing to see a clothing brand feature an app related to tattoo's.
The app itself is nifty to use with a wide variety of tattoo ideas you can try on your skin. You simply upload a photo, pick a tattoo (or type a text one!) and drag and drop. It looks super realistic and I found it quite eye-opening: for example, I really liked the idea of adding some lyrics to my arm, close to my first tattoo, but after trying it out on the app, I've decided against it as I think the area looks much too crowded.
In reality, I still do want something similar - lyrics, for sure - but I think perhaps on my other arm instead.
On the other hand, I've been convinced for a while now that I'd love to add to my mum's tattoo somehow, whether that be with a sweet and simple pattern running around my wrist, or something beneath.
I absolutely love the butterfly tattoo that I found on the app (as shown in the main image of this post) and I think that fit's in nicely - especially as my mum loved butterflies.
Likewise, I like the star pattern too, as I've been thinking about a way to incorporate something that resonates with the words in the tattoo - and stars certainly shine bright, after all.
I think by using this app, I've almost settled on the idea of adding a small butterfly tattoo to my existing one - perhaps a watercolour butterfly would be nice.
Overall, I really love the idea behind this app and how easy it is to use. I'm gutted I wasn't able to attend the event, however I'll no doubt be using the app a lot in future.
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