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QR Code tattoos look cool

(via http://2d-code.co.uk/qr-code-tattoo/)

I like tattoos. I currently have three, and I have plans for more.

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting something like a barcode tattooed on my body somewhere, and I wanted it to work like a barcode. You know, I wanted it to actually work. I’m not sure what I’d want the barcode to say when it was scanned, but those are details that can be worked out later.

I don’t know where this idea came from, but it is on my mind.

Then I see a post about a QR Code tattoo.

It is just like a barcode because it can be scanned and contains certain information, but it looks cooler.

The guy says it is readable. That’s pretty sweet to me.

My only concern is, who do you know it is being tattooed correctly and the message, assuming it is actually readable by a scanner, says what it is supposed to say?

It’s a little too risky for me to have inked on arm, but at least it has given me new ideas.

P.S. — If you were wondering, “A QR Code, also known as a Box Code, is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the acronym for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed,” according to Wikipedia.org.

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3 Comments

  1. Will love you no matter how many tattoos you get, but I would vote no. You know me. Love ya!

  2. I have tattooed 4 qr codes and they are all scannable. if you like, check out the following links that prove it. http://www.kpho.com/news/27317336/detail.html and http://www.kpho.com/local-video/index.html?grabnetworks_video_id=4607239

  3. It’s hard to believe that people are really this naive to consider barcoding themselves… Wake up.

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