Automatic Tattoo Machine Inks Arms at Random

Artist Chris Eckert has a fondness for automating religious imagery, such as the auto rosary and the auto acolyte.

His latest project is Auto Ink is a random tattoo machine that highlights the exclusivism of any religious tradition.“Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and its corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the persons 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.”


Chris Eckert: Auto Ink [via Make]