Take Tattoos For a Trial Run With This Augmented Reality App

Andrew LaSane

Getting a tattoo can be an expensive commitment, especially if you're unhappy with the results and opt to get the ink removed or changed. But what if you could test it out first, without committing? BGR recently shared a smartphone app that allows users to visualize how tattoo designs will look on their skin, before they climb into an artist's chair.

Called Ink Hunter, the app (seen in the video above) uses augmented reality and a smartphone camera to display graphics from a built-in library of uploaded sketches. First, users draw a face in the spot where they want the tattoo, giving the app a target to place the desired art; once they've adjusted the virtual tattoo to the perfect spot, they can use basic editing features and snap a photo. Ink Hunter is free to download and is available now on the App Store. Take a look at a few photos from people who have tested it out.

[h/t BGR]

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