Woman Gets Waveform Tattoo That Can Play a Voicemail From Her Late Grandmother

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Tattoos have always been an incredible source of self-expression. Anything from a simple butterfly to a complicated design can hold significant meaning. After all, it’s all about the story behind the tattoo.

For one young woman, her tattoo brings a whole new meaning to being emotionally significant. Usually when you think of a tattoo, you don’t think of it as making a sound. Well Twitter user @sakyrahhh’s tattoo not only makes a sound, but plays the voicemail left by her late grandmother. Get your tissues ready.

@sakyrahhh explains that her grandmother passed away her junior year of high school. A month prior to her passing, she left a “Happy Birthday” message for her granddaughter.

She is then able to play the actual voicemail by just holding her phone’s camera over the waveform. Hello amazing technology! Now, where are those tissues?

According to their website, you can get up to 30 seconds of audio tattooed onto your body. You just need your phone and to download the Skin Motion app.

You can even download the app and try example tattoos if you’re feeling skeptical. According to the website, the tattoo technology is a “combination of audio processing, image recognition, computer vision, and cloud computing to create a mixed reality experience.”

Isn’t that the greatest part about the internet? Strangers can come together and bond through the web. Try not to tear up as you scroll through the responses on Twitter.

In order to work, a Soundwave Tattoo needs to be done on a flat surface. If the tattoo is curved in any way, the sound part of it will not work.

Creating that design is no easy task! If they don’t tattoo it properly, then the design won’t play the soundbite chosen.

The activation process can take anywhere from 24-48 hours. After that time period, you can play your tattoo as many times as you want with the app!

So chances are, you won’t be able to get a snippet of your favorite song. But that’s what makes the service so special; you’re getting something tattooed that’s fully unique to you and your life.

It’s a beautiful way to remember a loved one, and to hear their voice again whenever you’re missing the sound of it. Sure, technology can be scary and overwhelming but it’s also nice to know how much good it actually does. What a lovely way to start out 2018!