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Tattoo madness at Maker Faire Answered

Canida and I were at the Maker Faire this weekend in Austin meeting fans of the site and introducing it to folks who have never heard of us before. It was a blast and we had a great time showing off the Mouse Mouse, Bacon Soap, and other projects that we've made instructables about.

On Sunday a guy stopped by the booth and showed off his tattoo of a Space Invader alien. He said that he used an Instructable to do the design and that he wanted to thank us for it. The crazy things is, that Instructable happened to be the very first Instructable I did! It's my 3D Effect Stencil Instructable and he used Sketchup with an isometric view to get he design he wanted.

I've seen people use my Instructables before, but this takes the cake. That was easily my favorite moment from the Maker Faire. I helped a guy get ink on his skin. Damn.

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smccann
smccann

12 years ago

Ed,

Thanks for the post! Who knew that my little tattoo would be my 15megabits of fame?

Modifications I made to your Instructable: I made sure to switch off perspective in Sketchup and use the Isometric view. This solved some problems with recognition and gave it a great 8-bit feel.

I would also recommend not getting one if you scar easily. NV8DR's left flank there is a little transparent...

Many people ask "Why a Space Invader?" First, because the first video game I actually played was Asteroids, and the Asteroids ship looks too much like the Starfleet Command insignia. Second - it's a SPACE INVADERSPACE INVADER. It's instantly recognizable to almost anybody with electricity.

Thanks for the Instructable!

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mubot
mubot

Reply 12 years ago

i see im not the only one who's been invaded!

=Mubo

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Glad I could help!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

I helped a guy get ink on his skin. Damn.

You might say you really got under his skin LOL Kudos

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, I have made quite the impression. :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I just hope that is a legal alien ;-)

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smccann
smccann

Reply 12 years ago

Wow, I was hoping nobody would call me on that. How's this - I worked for Midway when I got the tattoo, so it's sorta legal? Even though I bet the Taito / Midway license for Space Invaders expired during the Cold War...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

:-)

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

He was born on American soil so he must be a citizen.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

The alien on his arm ;-) ?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks! I was pretty stunned, but damn it was cool.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

Haha, that is pretty sweet. It is amazing.