I noticed on a TV show about this tool, which a guy was trying to get people to invest in it, but it does already exist (you can read more on that TV show at the bottom of this article. With this online software that already exists though, you can preview the tattoo you want on a picture of yourself on what ever part of your body you want the tattoo on and then see if it looks right.
The directions on how to get it to work are very straight forward, all you must do is register (which is free), then upload a good photo of yourself that you will use to preview your tattoo’s onto.
It’s free to use the site though there are cheap premium upgrades available as well.
The Plus membership which goes at $5.99 per month includes “no watermark on your photo, upload your own Tattoos with unlimited uses and you can also put text on your Tattoos as well.
The Premium membership goes for $19.99 per year and includes a “premium HD simulator, 4x higher resolution pictures, 3d depth controls and a complete Tattoo font pack”.
As you can also see below, Sebastian Anthony tested out the software on himself and it looks pretty effective from my eye:
The idea becoming a trend…
So I was watching The Dragons Den tonight and noticed a guy wanting these investors to invest in his new product which is some software that allows you to preview a tattoo on an uploaded image of yourself, showing what it would look like before you got the work done, basically predicting if you would like it or not, preventing you from being disappointed in the work being done already where you would have to get the tattoo removed and re-done.
His name is Mike Bailey and he is from Brantford, Ontario. He wanted them to invest into 30% of the project, which would be $150,000.
His concept would involve the service being freely usable online for anyone to use and there would be Google ads on the site that would provide revenue, which would be the main source of revenue for the whole idea. But the investors didn’t like the idea. It was a huge fight. If I had the money, and I knew that there wasn’t any other sites out there that had this idea already, I would totally invest in it. But I guess if he brought up a couple success stories of other people using Adsense to provide revenue, the investors would be more convinced. If you think about Markus Frind, the creator of PlentyOfFish.com, he generated millions from Adsense revenue because he had lots of traffic generated from the users on his site.
Since there is 20 million searches per year for the word “tattoo” (according to Mike Baily), there is a high demand for tattoo’s so if he indeed created this free service driving even hundreds of thousands of users using the software to his site, he could definitely make millions using Adsense.