Thursday, January 17, 2008

Barcode Tattoos



































Barcode tattoos aren't uncommon any more. UPC barcodes are the most common bar code tattoo subjects and barcode tats are often found on the back of people's necks.

Some believe barcode tattoos to be a sign of the apocalypse speculated about in the Christian Bible which states people will "receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark of the beast". I personally do not agree with the mythological connection, but imagined what the sinister mark might look like. I use Code 128 style encryption to make temporary barcodes tattoos that can be scanned. I sell packs with the phrases: SLAVE, HUMAN, TATTOO, PRODUCT, FOR SALE, SCAN ME.

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31 comments :

Mark Rickert said...

I know it's not a barcode, but it's pretty darn close... here's my tattoo: http://www.ear-fung.us/tattoo/

Anonymous said...

Have those people ever heard of RFID?
Barcodes are a discontinued model.
Their barcode-tattoos will last longer than this technology...

crystopheles said...

Anybody remember that show Dark Angel with Jessica Alba. I think that's what had started that barcode trend...but the show failed....hmmm bet you're all regretting it now!!

Anonymous said...

Ever hear of a movie called Teminator? They rounded up the humans into a camp and branded them with barcodes (similar to the serial number the Nazis used). That probably predates Dark Angel, by around, umm, a decade.

Anonymous said...

Funny how, as I was looking over the pics, some of them stood out as obviously NOT real tats, and then at the end I found out that those are the ones you are selling!

Barcode tats are old. But fake barcode tats are lame.

Anonymous said...

ya half these are fake and my asian friend kills all these barcode tatoees.. his is a barcode and it says made n corea.. and the numbers are his bday

Anonymous said...

Quite alot of these are stickers or transfers.

Anonymous said...

I'll admit that that rainbow barcode is pretty cool.

nnn said...

Youl admit that the rainbow barcode is cool? It's the stupides tatoo i hvave ever seen

Anonymous said...

i think that u are missing the point here, its not just a tattoo but its more of a message. saying something to the degree of how ununique and conformest driven we are becoming. about how ideas and people can be bought, sold, and what ever else u can do with a product. and as for the bible... fuck the bible, all of these end of the world prophies were really about the time in which they were written. for real, go research the damn thing and if thats not for u the history chanel has a pretty good special on it too. god bless

SuzuranRose said...

Has anyone here read the book The Bar Code Tattoo By Suzanne Weyn? Creepy.
It's set only a few years in the future and frankly, when you look at the way we're pushing for the newest this and the latest that... its actually conceivable that someday everyone will have a barcode. Wont you feel stupid when they scan you in and insteave of Joe Smith Age 32 it pulls up Extra Large Depends or some other random item?

SexyCollegeGirl said...

Really love the bar code tattos

Anonymous said...

some of them aint real... i dunno if anyone else noticed

amoebajourney said...

It won't be a barcode. It will be an implant. Small. Put in when you're born, I'll assume. Or when you have your first vaccinations. Won't even know they're there.

Anonymous said...

we i cant believe people would think we get these tattoo's from movies or t.v. show or the bible.. we do it to make a statement that we are being controlled and need to wake up and make a change. do some research for once instead of just watching these movies and t.v.!

Spazy_Music_Junky said...

I'm thinking about getting one. They are amazing. I know a bazillion people that have them and a lot of them are my friends.

Anonymous said...

i dont no what RFID looks like but i think barcodes look cool and who cares if its a discontinued model its art ,and art lats for years .. technoligy is always chainging

Anonymous said...

i'm going to get a bar code tattooed soon enough...i'm doing it because it proves i do have my own identity and my own price, and to remember that everyone else does too and that they all have just as much worth as well. but, despite that fact, the bar code represents the point that everyone is held down and controlled in some shape, way, or form. in the bible, it talks about the mark of the beast, 666, being marked upon people, so bar codes have nothing to do with the bible. and even if bar codes are never heard of 20, 50, 100 years from now or whatever, it'll only be more cool to have one cuz it'll stir up questions about what your tat means and stuff.

Aidan Mc said...

I think the iea for these tats was taken for the game/movie hitman

Anonymous said...

Cool! Can these be scanned?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said, "i'm going to get a bar code tattooed soon enough...i'm doing it because it proves i do have my own identity and my own price..."

Haha, if you want to prove you have your own identity, pick your own tattoo, not one that's been done a thousand times!

And yeah, my bf did a barcode tattoo and it scanned...it was the code for some sort of soap. They had just copied a code off a package lying around the tattoo shop. If it isn't done well, it won't scan, obviously.

Anonymous said...

bar codes are for products no tattoos as they all look pish...

Anonymous said...

i ever do get a barcode tattoo i think it would be smarter to just go ahead and find something you like say a music album (all hope is gone "slipknot") that way if you do scan it it would say along the lines of all hope is gone and get them to copy the code off the cd. or just get random bars with your birthdate or binary code under it

Ethan said...

Or make your own barcode. No offence but having a soup barcode is kinda lame. Just go here: posworldDOTus/label-generatorDOTasp
and make it your own. Mine is my name and last initial. Also everything can be read from Scotts web site posted above.

sonnie5 said...

hey my name is george i'm not anonomyous but i'm getting the slipknot tattoo on the back of my neck tomorrow in red, idk if its going to fucking kill or not so hit my myspace up http://www.myspace.com/rocker_dude2169 <----- hint thats my email but @yahoo.com

Krystal said...

woooow my brother was going to get a bar code tattoo and i told him not to because its stupid! and yeah i am reading that book "the bar code tattoo" by suzanne weyn & it makes me wonder if that is what our future will be like. if everyone is getting bad code tattoos of their birthday or something personal who knows what the government will decide to do with them? have you ever thought of that? stop getting the bar code tattoo with personal information. why would someone get a bar code tattoo? so they can be just another product? HUMANS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE PRODUCTS TO BE SCANNED!!!!! hello, use your heads! if u want individuality, get your own uniquely drawn tattoo instead of a bar code that everyone else is getting.

krystal said...

and the ones that are totally fake and look nothing like a real bar code r the dumbest ones..... the ones that say slave, or human or whatever on them... dumb! and that rainbow one, dumb too! im not against anyone getting them, im just sayin, dont do it! LOL(: and if you do get one that looks real and not fake! good luck!

Anonymous said...

i admit the idea of a barcode tattoo might be cool or deep or whatever, but its fucking difficult to tattoo a dozen straigt lines right next to each other with no room for error. also, in like a decade or so, its gonna look like a shaded black mess of a rectangle. just speaking from the practical side here.

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here is mine

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Anonymous said...

Until very recently I've only seen one barcode tat. It was on the back on Henry Rollins' neck. That was years ago. I wanted an (I thought) original way to have my kids' birthdates tattooed. I had no idea that there were so many ppl w/the barcode tattoo. I wanted to be different,now it would seem as if I was following everyone else. Any ideas on a unique tat for birthdates? I don't think I want the barcode anymore.