Digital Crave

Tat’z Nail’z lets you print customized images, including your face, on your nails

Angela Kim
Digital Crave

View gallery

.
Tat’z Nail’z machine at CES

Tat’z Nail’z machine at CES

You’ve probably heard about 3D printers, but have you heard about fingernail art printers? At this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Tat’z Nail’z demonstrated their machine that combines technology and the popular nail art trend by printing any image you want on your nails, including your own self-portrait. And the machine takes less than 10 seconds to do this per nail.

The touchscreen controlled machine allows you to pick a design, upload an image, or take a photo of yourself at that moment. After hearing the demo pitch , I had to take a seat and test it out myself to see if this really worked.

First, the demonstrator prepped my nail and painted it with a special white paint – think of it as a blank canvas for my nail art to be printed on. Then, she applied a clear coat polish, which is like a base. After the paint was dry, I stuck my finger in the machine and pressed down to activate it. After a few selections on the touchscreen and sizing the image to my nail, I heard a couple clicks and the machine started to print.

View gallery

.
Tat’z Nail’z

Tat’z Nail’z

The key is to make sure you stand still while you’re finger is in the Tat’z Nail’z machine. If you move, there’s a chance the image that was sized on your nail could get on your skin. If the paint does get on your skin, all you need is a cotton swab and nail polish remover to clean it up.

When the print was done, I carefully took out my finger from the machine. One last coat was added and then I was done. I noticed that the final coat brought out the vivid colors and made my nail glossy. The nail art lasts about two weeks and you can remove it with regular nail polish.

This is definitely a quick and easy way to add some personalized art to your nails. Right now the company is selling and leasing the machine to salons and spas – maybe you’ll see one in your neighbor hood soon. But if you don’t, you can check out their video here.

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • UPS Driver Who Spotted 'Call 911' Scrawled on Package Helps Save Captive Woman

      A 3-year-old child was locked in a room of the house during the ordeal.

      Inside Edition
    • Husband who hasn’t had sex in years asks, ‘Is this normal?’

      Hi, Carolyn: Should I be worried that my wife and I have had no sex for literally years? I am guessing it is at least three years. Not even heavy make-out sessions. It just seems that my wife has no interest. I am afraid to broach the subject for fear of a negative answer. We don’t sleep in the same bed anymore either. I am a big snorer and chose to sleep in the guest room. It’s fine because she is a light sleeper and I am happier that she is getting her sleep. I do use a CPAP but it does come off sometimes. The no-sex thing just happened over time. We have both gained some weight but we are not obese — we could both lose 20 or 30 pounds. Is this normal or should we seek help? J.: Should I be

      Washington Post q
    • One Direction Star Louis Tomlinson's Mother Johannah Dead at 43

      Louis Tomlinson's mother, Johannah Deakin, has died after a battle with leukemia.

      Entertainment Tonight
    • Michael Moore Says Trump May Decide To Quit Presidency

      “He may decide he just wants to quit before he even takes office,” the Academy Award-winning filmmaker said in an interview Wednesday.

      International Business Times
    • Microsoft is serving up Windows 10 tablets for $49 and $59, but only on Friday

      As part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals, Microsoft has slashed the prices of Windows 10 tablets and 2-in-1 PCs. This particular sale is for Friday only, offering two tablets with $49 and $60 price tags, and 2-in-1 PCs starting at $179.

      Digital Trends
    • Sexless marriage worries husband

      Dear Carolyn DEAR CAROLYN: Should I be worried that my wife and I have had no sex for literally years? I am guessing it is at least three years. Not even heavy make-out sessions. It just seems that my wife has no interest. I am afraid to broach the subject for fear of a negative answer. We don’t sleep in the same bed anymore either. I am a big snorer and chose to sleep in the guest room. It’s fine because she is a light sleeper and I am happier that she is getting her sleep. I do use a CPAP but it does come off sometimes. The no-sex thing just happened over time. We have both gained some weight but we are not obese — we could both lose 20 or 30 pounds. Is this normal or should we seek help? —

      The Seattle Times q
    • A teen fired up Facebook Live from the highway. Moments later, everyone in her car was dead.

      It would be the final question Brooke Miranda Hughes would hear before a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of her car as it crawled down Interstate 380 in Pennsylvania just after midnight Tuesday. Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, the passenger who posed the question, was referring to Facebook Live, which Hughes had just launched to broadcast live from her moving vehicle, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune. The final moments of their young lives — marked by a flash of lights, screeching tires and then seven minutes of blackness — were captured on the live-streamed video after Hughes, sitting behind the wheel, held her phone near her face for the rest of the world to see. Hughes, 18, and Morrison-Toomey, 19, were declared dead at the scene.

      Washington Post q
    • San Jose teacher booked on charges of felony sexual assault with minor

      A San Jose high school community is in shock this morning, over the arrest of one of their teachers. Police accuse her of luring a student into a sexual relationship.

      KGO – San Francisco
    • Happy Holidays from the White House! A History of the Obamas’ Christmas Cards (7 photos)

      During their eight years in D.C., the family has grown increasingly merry and bright

      People
    • 7 Drugs Found in System of Hot Air Balloon Pilot in Deadliest US Crash: NTSB

      Pilot of the deadliest U.S. hot air balloon crash had 7 drugs in system.

      ABC News q
    • ‘Catwoman’ accused of clawing and slashing designer boyfriend

      New York socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein has a face that’s been photographed hundreds of times — because after $4 million worth of plastic surgery, she looks like a cat. Now the woman known as “Catwoman” has a mugshot to add to that collection. Wildenstein, 76, was arrested early Wednesday at her Trump World Tower apartment for allegedly slashing her longtime designer boyfriend in the chest with scissors and pouring hot wax on his face during a brawl, according to The Daily Mail, which ran her mugshot on Thursday. Police say she also clawed Lloyd Klein in the face with her nails. The 49-year-old Klein reportedly shoved the so-called “Bride of Wildenstein” into a walk-in closet to stop the assault.

      Miami Herald q
    • Nick Jonas Looks Seriously Ripped in Arm-Baring Workout Photo

      Whatever Nick Jonas is doing in the gym is clearly paying off! Jonas told Men’s Fitness last month that he “put on about 20 lbs. of muscle in a month and a half” as part of his prep for the show, in which he plays an MMA fighter. Jonas also went from eating 3,000 calories a day to 4,200, but always makes sure that what he’s eating is healthy.

      People
    • Chart shows exactly how Trump's tax plan could affect you

      While some richer taxpayers could benefit from Trump's proposed reforms, others may end up paying more.

      CNBC
    • Uber tells passengers to quit using Uber Pool as a hook-up service

      When ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft created carpooling services in 2014, some people thought it would be fun to use chance encounters with other passengers on their routes as a speed dating opportunity. These love-seekers argued that “there’s something quite romantic about two people sitting in the backseat of a car,” and some developed habits…

      Quartz q
    • Surprise — Malika Haqq and Jersey Shore Star Ronnie Magro Are Dating!

      Jersey Shore‘s Ronnie Magro has found a new love in his life — and it’s none other than Khloé Kardashian‘s BFF Malika Haqq. The new couple met while filming season 2 of E! relationship rehab series Famously Single, which is set to premiere in 2017. The attraction quickly became a mutual romance,” Haqq, 33, and Magro, 31, told E! News. “Our support for one another through this challenging experience made us strong in a very short period of time.

      People
    • Parents Are Furious at This Bestselling Author for Buying $23,600 Worth of ‘Hatchimals’

      Sara Gruen wrote Water for Elephants, and now she’s written a plea to her fans to help her cause. New York Times bestselling author Sara Gruen has a big problem on her hands — well, 166 problems, to be exact. Right after the Black Friday rush, Gruen learned that this season’s must-have gift is Hatchimals: interactive, battery-operated “animals” that live inside “eggs” that eventually hatch to reveal a surprise creature once you’ve nurtured and cared for your egg during its gestation.

      Yahoo Beauty
    • Victoria’s Secret Apologizes to Customer Booted During ‘Shopping While Black’ Incident

      Victoria’s Secret has apologized to a woman who was asked to leave the store. A woman shopping at a Victoria’s Secret in the Quintard Mall in Oxford, Ala., says she was shocked and dismayed to be asked to leave the store. Traveling nurse Kimberly Houzah says she and a second black shopper were made to leave after a store manager caught another black woman shoplifting.

      Yahoo Style
    • These pics of Nina Dobrev dressed in silver will finally convince you to give body suits a chance

      We’re all about trying new trends, but one that has us a little hesitant is that one-piece body suit trend. We get…

      Hello Giggles
    • 11 things Linda McMahon will totally do as new head of the SBA

      Since truth is stranger than fiction in 2016, a wrestling magnate is now a vital part of the next presidential administration. Is the finish scripted, though?

      The Street q
    • Glenn Beck on Trump’s Boeing fight: ‘If America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. They can ... I’m not’

      When Glenn Beck thinks about some of the moves President-elect Donald Trump has made since the election — like picking a fight with Boeing, a Carrier Corp. union leader and, well, China — he shakes his head in disbelief. “I’m sorry, but if America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. Earlier this week, Trump attacked Boeing, calling on the U.S. government to cancel a deal with the aircraft manufacturer to develop of the next generation of Air Force One.

      Yahoo News