Using a tattoo as a music score, Dmitry Morozov, a Russian artist, musician, and engineer, has created "Reading my body": an instrument -- a sound controller -- that plays as it moves along the body over the tattoo.
Here's what Dmitry says of his project:
This is a special instrument that combines human body and robotic system into a single entity that is designed to automate creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument as a creative hybrid. The device consists of a railing with comfortable hand holders and two parallel, but offset from each other black lines' sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor. It is equipped with a 3-dimensional Wii remote controller that uses the OSC protocol in order to give a possibility of additional expression achieved by moving hand in space.The sound to me is eerie yet beautiful, almost like the soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic film. And the tattoo design itself is bold and interesting.
Check "Reading my body" in action in the video below.