InkHunter Lets You Try Out Tattoos Using Augmented Reality


Ever wish you can get a tattoo but not really get a tattoo? That’s what temporary tattoos are for. But what if you don’t even want to do that? Instead, you just want to have pictures with you wearing the ugliest tattoos you can find. Apparently, there’s an app for that and it’s called InkHunter.

No, it wasn’t created for the express purpose of Photoshopping fake tattoos on your pictures to horrify your parents. Instead, it’s an augmented reality app designed to let you see how a tattoo looks on any part of your body, so you can judge the resulting aesthetic before hitting up the local shop and getting inked.


To use InkHunter, you first choose a design you want to try on from the app or take a photo of a tattoo flash you have on hand. From there, the app will ask you to draw markers on the body part where you want the tattoo to appear. Once that’s done, you simply focus the phone’s camera on the marked body part, which appears on the screen with the tattoo overlaid on it. It’s a three-dimensional rendering, too, so the tattoo curves and conforms to the shape of your body, making it look very real.


You can snap a picture of the results for later reference or for pretending on social media that you just got new ink. It’s currently available on iOS, with Android and Windows Phone versions also on the pipe.

Learn more from InkHunter’s official website.

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One Response

  1. Michael

    I actually used Photoshop to see how a tattoo would look for my friend. It’s was easy for me to use since I am proficient with Photoshop, but this app will make it available for anyone. I like this idea.

    InkHunter is going to be a very popular app. Even if you are like me and able to use Photoshop, this app might prove to be even easier and faster to use.

    A few questions I have. How good is it with neck tattoos? Can you do a full sleeve using this? How easy is it to relocate the tattoo once it has been initially placed?

    It looks like this app will be fun to play with.


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