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Virtual Tattoo Maker FREE app review: give yourself a tattoo without the ink

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Introduction

If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo but you’re hesitating because of how permanent they are you’re probably not alone. Getting a tattoo is a big decision because it will be with you the rest of your life so it’s not a decision you should take lightly. It would be great if you could actually see what a tattoo might look like on you before you get the work done. With Virtual Tattoo Maker FREE you can now virtually add tattoos to your body so that you can see decide if it really is for you. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

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Virtual Tattoo Maker - Ink Art

Free

Get Your Virtual Tattoo

Apps that allow you to preview new looks are becoming increasingly popular. There are apps that will let you try out a new hairstyle, there are apps that let you try on makeup before you buy it, and now there’s an app that will let you try out a tattoo before you have it permanently needled into your skin. It’s a great idea because getting a tattoo really is a big decision and it’s nice to be able to see what it looks like before making that decision. This is a pretty unique app with few if any rivals that really gives it a lot of potential; sadly, it just doesn’t quite live up to that potential.

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There are a couple of major problems with this app. First of all the free version only includes five tattoos that you can choose from and if you want more you’ll have to purchase them through an in-app purchase of $0.99. There are some decent tattoos in the premium pack, but the choice is still pretty limited. This app would be better if you could actually add your own tattoos from your photo gallery. The other problem with this app is that it’s full of ads. There are banner ads on every page and pop-up ads that interrupt you at the most inopportune times. This app will require 43.4 MB of available space on your iOS device.

How it Works

Virtual Tattoo Maker FREE has a very basic interface which is actually one of its major strengths; there isn’t a large learning curve here. Along the bottom of the main window is a menu bar with four options. The first one is where you access the photo of yourself you want to use in the app: you can either take a new photo or select an existing one from your library. The second icon on the menu is where you’ll find the available tattoos you can use. Once you’ve selected one it will appear on the screen and all you have to do is drag it to the area of your body you’re thinking about tattooing. When you’re done with it you tap on the checkmark in the top right corner to save your changes. The third menu icon gives you the option of adding text to your tattoos and the fourth one allows you to share the picture with others for feedback.

This app really does have a lot of potential, it just suffers from a lack of options. Even the in-app purchase does not contain a great selection of tattoos. This app would be so much better if you could add your own tattoos. The text feature needs some work as well since any text you add does not look very realistic. Perhaps some different fonts would be a good idea.

Virtual Tattoo Maker - Ink Art

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The user interface is nice and simple
  • The menu is easy to use with only four different options
  • Can use existing photos or add a new one
  • Great sharing options

Cons

  • Includes banner ads and full-paged ads
  • Tattoo selection is limited
  • Cannot add your own tattoos to the gallery

Final Words

If you’re considering getting a tattoo then Virtual Tattoo Maker FREE can help you make a decision before you actually get the ink. It’s cool to see what a tattoo might look like on you without actually getting one. It does have a limited selection though and unfortunately you can’t simply add a tattoo yourself which certainly limits its usefulness.

 

Virtual Tattoo Maker - Ink Art

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.