Everybody is a shutterbug! I receive stacks of pics from all my friends on a daily basis, mainly through Instagram. It’s great that you can share you artistic pictures in numerous ways these days; from social websites to email and app sharing. Now you can share your pictures in a physical form by means of wearable photo-sharing. Picattoo is a freshly launched service, which will turn your Instagram pics into temporary tattoos.
Personally, I can’t see the appeal of Tattoos, but that’s a whole other subject, but these temporary ‘skin stickers’ can be created by logging into your Instagram account via the Picattoo website and then selecting 12 of your pics that you would like to see in print. These images are then laser printed, in colour onto high quality tattoo transfer paper and will last for approximately one week once they have been applied.
The 12 temporary ‘tattoos’ cost $15/£9.99 with shipping around the globe. The service is based in the Netherlands and has been launched by photography products company Ink361, which focuses on making some revenue from photo-sharing social media app, Instagram. The new Picattoo service will sell you 12 temporary ‘tattoos’, but they must be from your own Instagram account.
At the same time as this service, Ink361 has also launched an online feature that will repurpose Instagram photos as printed, pocket-sized photo-books that are called a FastBook. FastBooks can be 24-pages or 48-pages, and they are priced at $14.95.
At the last count in December of 2014, the Instagram monthly active user-base was continuing to grow past the 300 million mark. This was up from 200 million in March of 2014.
Is this the start of a tidal wave of third party services that will try to come up with something to sell from the realm of Instagram? Who knows?
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