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Your 3DS AR Card Tattoo Doesn't Have to Last Forever

A few markers and a few scribbles later...

Hey, I'm with you, the AR cards bundled with the 3DS are damn cool. I'm not down with making one of 'em permanent on your arm, but Tiny Cartridge found someone who pointed out the obvious: make them temporary. Tumblr user Super Jezmeralda simply drew the AR cards on his arm---and it worked.    

What happens when the 3DS detects ol' Kirby?
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Posted by patrickklepek

Hey, I'm with you, the AR cards bundled with the 3DS are damn cool. I'm not down with making one of 'em permanent on your arm, but Tiny Cartridge found someone who pointed out the obvious: make them temporary. Tumblr user Super Jezmeralda simply drew the AR cards on his arm---and it worked.    

What happens when the 3DS detects ol' Kirby?
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Posted by midgetjacks

I, wha?

Posted by MoltenBoron

awesome

Posted by Scooper

Until someone permanently tattoos that on their face I'm NOT INTERESTED!


Still funny that a rough depiction of the symbol still works. Pretty clever.
Posted by MooseyMcMan

Neat, I guess. At least if you're dumb enough to draw on yourself. 

Posted by Sanj

Heh, someone should paint one on their forehead. Then get the AR card that creates a penis. 

Posted by Vigorousjammer

gotta love good technology :-D

Posted by wickedsc3

ok, thats pretty cool.

Posted by Kjellm87

It's amazing it actually works.

Posted by LethalKi11ler
@Sanj: <3
Posted by 02sfraser

I still think the guy who got one tattooed onto his arm is a legend!

Posted by CyleMoore

kool

Posted by MisterMouse

haha wow that is crazy... and yet kind of cool.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

Thats cool in a really sad way.

Posted by eroticfishcake

I used an image of an AR Card on an iPad and it works just as good.

Posted by Robin_Gr

Its pretty rad that that actually works.

Posted by Hot_Sawce

I'm surprised that this isn't an Alex post. 

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Awesome!

Posted by Progman9000

That's kind of mindblowing.

Posted by Piranesi

You do wonder if, as a civilization, we may have peaked too soon ...

Posted by Getz

That's impressive

Posted by Levio
@Anwar said:
"some dude tattooed Eye of Judgement cards on his chest and wins an online match this way. :P "
  Not gonna lie, that would be awesome. 
Posted by Jeffsekai

brb buying markers.

Posted by blaakmawf

Cool.

Posted by Olivaw
@Levio said:
" @Anwar said:
"some dude tattooed Eye of Judgement cards on his chest and wins an online match this way. :P "
  Not gonna lie, that would be awesome.  "
It would also be metal as fuck, summoning monsters through tattoos on your chest.
Posted by MeatSim

Forget markers get a real tattoo of one of those those AR cards.

Posted by Aaron_G

I am glad someone finally figured out that tattooing it your body only needs to be a last resort to carry Kirby around on your arm forever. 

Posted by c_rakestraw

Amazing stuff. Crazy how they still work with the 3DS.

Posted by EgoCheck616

SNIFF THE MARKERS!

Posted by Beyond_the_infinite

Thats awesome it works 

Posted by 71Ranchero

Why is this a news story?

Posted by 1p

I like you, Patrick, but: This is a Kotaku article.

Posted by I_smell
@Bib said:
" I like you, Patrick, but: This is a Kotaku article. "
EXACTLY what I was thinkin!
Posted by chilibean_3

Huh, so there isn't anything really special about the cards themselves.  Interesting. 

Posted by Winternet
@Atramentous said:
" Why is this a news story? "
Because it's Kirby on your arm. ON YOUR ARM.
Posted by Claude

It seems the natives are getting restless. They want their news hard hitting. I thought it was cool.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I'm still happy with the T-shirt. Really cool though.

Posted by ShaggE

Ah, I missed seeing all of the "OH GOD WHY IS NEWSS STOP MAKEN ME REED DIS" comments from Kotaku. Good to know the bitching is in full force here as well.

Posted by Hoursofbs

sick

Posted by craigbo180

Wow sort of crazy that actually worked.

Posted by prestonhedges

Criticism =/= bitching.

Posted by ninjakittyboxrz

pretty sneaky sis

Posted by MrKlorox
@I_smell said:
" @Bib said:
" I like you, Patrick, but: This is a Kotaku article. "
EXACTLY what I was thinkin! "
You guys aren't the only ones.
Posted by MisterMollusk

If you don't like it, don't read it. So much whining.

Posted by onarum
@02sfraser said:
" I still think the guy who got one tattooed onto his arm is a complete idiot! "
fixed

but yeah, nothing new there, AR software will look for a specific shape, if you draw or in any way replicate that shape it is going to be recognized.
Posted by Video_Game_King

Why didn't he put Kirby in his hand, so he could squish him and pretend to be a god?

Posted by TehFlan

Awesome

Posted by NoookNookNook

Do they animate or are they just little statues?  Kinda neat, love AR stuff...

Posted by Vexxan

How about that...

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