HP’s New iPod Tattoos

With HP’s launch of the new “Apple iPod by HP” (the result of an Apple HP partnership), it also announced the availability of “HP iPod Tattoos”.

To get to the list of HP iPod Tattoos, you will have to click on the lower left hand image of the center Flash image within the HP Digital Image web page.

At this resulting screen you will see Flash movie animations of each of the available tattoos from HP. The images below are examples of the Vanessa Carlton album cover.

HPiPod2 HPiPod3

According to HP, there will be clear tattoo sheets available in which you can print your own designs. Of course this is another way to sell HP printers and HP Ink. They also mentioned that they are working with record companies to make available to consumers more album cover art.

For the die hard iPod lovers I think they may choose to stick to the clear tattoo sheet to avoid tampering with their beautifully designed white iPod.

Unfortunately, none of the material I read from HP mentioned the Macintosh. It even fail to mention that the Apple iPod by HP is “Macintosh compatible”. I will presume the required software to print to these clear tattoo sheets will be Windows specific software.

Also of note, at the time of announcement there do not seem to be “tattoo sheets” available for the iPod Mini.

I guess this is another opportunity for 3rd party to come in and fill the holes left by Apple and HP.