Moscow born media artist Dimitry Morozov built a new kind of instrument that emits sounds electronically. But instead of reading sheet music, it reads music written on human flesh, or tattoos.

The project, called "reading my body," uses a machine that is powered by a stepper motor and consists of a pair of offset rail-mounted sensors that move across your skin to produce sound when they detect dark ink.

The sensors can be controlled manually as well, and it will give each tattoo they "read" more than one soundtrack. Check out how it works in the video below:

[::vtol::, via Designboom]