Watch What It Looks Like to Get a Tattoo in Slow Motion

Tattoo in Slow Motion

Got qualms about getting inked? Looking to explain the mechanics behind getting a tattoo, Destin, the host of Smarter Ever Day, gives us a close up look at the process.

The video reveals the fluid inner-workings behind the two most used tattoo machines — coil and rotary — and shows how the multiple needles actually hold ink between their points by capillary action and drag the colored ink below the dermis. The short film records the delicate movement of the needles in action at 1500 and 3200 frames per second, capturing every nuance.