Frequently Asked questions
Please read the FAQ before contacting us.
How does a Soundwave Tattoo work?
A person uploads or records the audio they want into the app or website. We generate the Soundwave from that. The person takes the generated Soundwave to a tattoo artist from our Artist Network. Artists need to be licensed in order to make sure they understand the limitations of the technology and how that applies to tattoo placement, size, and changes to the design of the tattoo from a simple Soundwave to make it more custom or elaborate on it for the person. Once the Artist does the tattoo, a photo of the tattoo is uploaded to our platform. Our patent pending platform processes the audio and tattoo and adds it to the app. When the user opens our app and points the camera on their mobile device at the tattoo, it recognizes the shape of the Soundwave and plays back the audio.
When can I get one?
We're still in development on our app. We have some great ideas that we will be sharing on our Facebook Page over the next few weeks. The app is scheduled for release in June 2017.
Where can I get one?
We are partnering with tattoo artists around the world who can apply to become a member of the Soundwave Tattoo Artist Network. If you have a tattoo artist in your area that you would like to get a Soundwave Tattoo from you can contact them and encourage them to apply.
I work at/own a tattoo studio and I am interested in Soundwave Tattoos. How can I get involved?
We are registering the first 100 tattoo artists to the Skin Motion Artist Network starting Wed May 10 at 2PM PDT. You can apply to become a member of the Soundwave Tattoo Artist Network. To become a member an Artist must have a website which has their name, portfolio, and a way to schedule a tattoo, and at least one social media account that they use to communicate with their customers. Artists portfolios must also reflect the level of quality necessary for the tattoo to age well and ensure compatibility with the Skin Motion app.
How do they hold up over time?
Like any tattoo, there will be normal aging of the tattoo over time. The quality of the tattoo is the responsibility of the person who gets it. Choosing the right artist and following proper healing procedure is the most important factors in the quality of a tattoo. We are going to qualify our network of tattoo artists to ensure they are going to do a high quality tattoo and if we get any complaints they will be removed from our partner network.
How is it effected by body hair?
There is a certain tolerance to hair that the app will allow, for thin or light hair. For thicker hair or very hairy areas, it may cause the app not to work. The app needs to be able to see the tattoo more than it sees the hair. For this reason, we only recommend getting a Soundwave Tattoo in an area where there is minimal, thin or light colored hair.
How does the Skin Motion app work? What about in 10 years?
Our patent pending platform is based on AWS and is engineered with modular components so that everything is interchangeable. The speed that new api's, frameworks, codecs and devices are coming out means that by preserving all our data, we will be able to deliver it through the most advanced distribution channels and interfaces as the technology advances.
I have a wave form tattoo already, can I use your app to view it?
Although this wasn't a part of our initial design, we are working to accommodate your existing wave form tattoo. We have a lot of testing to do before we can make this available. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page to find out when this becomes available.
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