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Inmate makes tattoo machine from PlayStation Answered

A prisoner in the UK wanted to ink some skin so badly he made a tattoo machine from a Sony PlayStation. He did it by attaching a motor from the PlayStation to a sharpened ballpoint pen. It must've worked because he gave tattoos to others before he was caught it was taken away.

Sony PainStation
via Inhabitat



8 years ago

Do they allow Playstations in prison in the UK?  Would it be better used as a working playstation? Oh... they probably upgraded to a PS3. Prison in the UK sounds awesome.

Yeah, they have Playstations, XBOXs, TVs... just loads of stuff, I can't understand why they are allowed them because they are supposed to be  being punished. Some of them probably got in their because they were caught stealing some of this stuff too, prison here is too cushy for criminals to be afraid of it anymore.

A teacher over here that taught me one time said that "Prison is kind of like home, except you're locked in it forever.  You get a cot and 3 hots (Translated, you get a place to sleep and 3 meals) a day."

According to the article, PS1 and PS2 are allowed, but no PS3.

my first tattoo came from a homemade gun just like this! glad to see British criminals are catching up with the times :)

Oh, there have been jerry-rigged tattoo machines in prisons for a lot longer than this.

I would love to work in proccessing prison contraband items. I'm sure you'd have some items that are... disturbing, but the amount of crazy stuff would be awesome!

I work in a prison as an officer and you are correct, some of the stuff is really cool.  But mostly it's a lot of the same stuff over and over.  After so many shanks, tattoo guns, and tools you lose the novelty of them.  But then along comes some new invention and you want to make it yourself at home. :)

And at the prison I work at we only got the Wii.  Supposedly so the inmates can stay fit.  But that's a whole other issue that I can get on my soapbox about but to keep this short I wont.

and then the other inmates kicked his behind for ruining the video game....rofl

to me that looks like the casing from a Nintendo 64.... maybe as a power supply and storage in one?.... i wanna try it!

I spent some time looking and it's not an N64. It's got a battery compartment, which looks like 6x1.5V?


This is pretty much what to expect from The Sun...
Is says "from a Sony Playstation", and that's really only to justify the headline.
What's in the picture doesn't look like a Playstation at all, so you've got "used a motor from a PS-rumble unit" as more like the truth?

Why is the picture of a picture printed in B&W with a fold down it?
Of course only The Sun seems to be running this article the rest of the world just points there...


Nice job, convicted murderer! :D