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    I am 25 and I've wanted a barcode tattoo for ages, I would put it on my wrist.

    I would like it to scan and I know they can because I've seen and read about barcode tattoos that work under barcode scanners.
    However I don't want to be walking out of a shop and setting the store alarms off with my barcode tattoo, that is the only thing that slightly worries me lol.

    Anyway I have decided I really want this tattoo and think I will get it, jut wodering your opinions on them, thanks
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    (Original post by Cleverboy1991)
    I am 25 and I've wanted a barcode tattoo for ages, I would put it on my wrist.

    I would like it to scan and I know they can because I've seen and read about barcode tattoos that work under barcode scanners.
    However I don't want to be walking out of a shop and setting the store off with my barcode tattoo, that is the only thing that slightly worries me lol.

    Anyway I have decided I really want this tattoo and think I will get it, jut wodering your opinions on them, thanks
    Is this some kind of protest symbol or do you just like the idea of scanning yourself?
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    I think they look really nice, if you're sure it's something you'll continue liking and won't regret it years down the line then why not
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    (Original post by Cleverboy1991)
    I am 25 and I've wanted a barcode tattoo for ages, I would put it on my wrist.

    I would like it to scan and I know they can because I've seen and read about barcode tattoos that work under barcode scanners.
    However I don't want to be walking out of a shop and setting the store off with my barcode tattoo, that is the only thing that slightly worries me lol.

    Anyway I have decided I really want this tattoo and think I will get it, jut wodering your opinions on them, thanks
    why do you want to scan yourself? and how much will the price show up as?
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    Is this some kind of protest symbol or do you just like the idea of scanning yourself?
    No, nothing to do with protesting anything I just like the idea of scanning myself, think it would be cool putting my wristt under a barcode scanner it beeping and telling me what item and price I am lol

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    I think they look really nice, if you're sure it's something you'll continue liking and won't regret it years down the line then why not
    thanks, it is something I definitely want and certainly won't regret it unlesss it sets off the store alarms every times I go in and out lol but I think that would only happen if the store had same barcode in it's stock

    (Original post by study beats)
    why do you want to scan yourself? and how much will the price show up as?
    I just love the idea of scanning my wrist under barcode scanners and seeing the surpised face on people when It beeps and tells me my price lol, I've really liked the iea for a long time and really looking now at getting this tattoo fairly soon
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    Why would you want to do that?
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    (Original post by Cleverboy1991)
    No, nothing to do with protesting anything I just like the idea of scanning myself, think it would be cool putting my wristt under a barcode scanner it beeping and telling me what item and price I am lol
    Won't this get boring after a few days? You could just stick a barcode to your wrist and it will do the same thing.
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    if you're a milk carton or bread loaf then yeah sure, go ahead
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    (Original post by draculaura)
    if you're a milk carton or bread loaf then yeah sure, go ahead
    Not sure what item yet to get for my barcode but they are good ideas as most stores have them in their stock so it should scan at a lot of places, but I'm just trying to research if my barcode tattoo could set off shop alarms and if so how I could get around that
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    Won't this get boring after a few days? You could just stick a barcode to your wrist and it will do the same thing.
    Not at all, I'm not getting it just so I can scan myself all the time , but because it is a piece of art and I really like it.

    I suppose it is like a protest in a way as you asked earlier as to the government we are all just a number anyway and it seems that they will want to barcode us all in the future anyway

    All in all I really like this tattoo idea and I think I am going to go ahead and get it
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    (Original post by S2M)
    Why would you want to do that?
    Because I really like it
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    "What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason,
    how infinite in faculties, in form and moving,
    how express and admirable in action, how like an angel in apprehension,
    how like a god!"

    ...Or a discounted tin of KiteKat.
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    I dont think you understand how alarms and shops work. They dont set off because they somehow view a barcode on your wrist. You could walk in with 100 random barcodes and they shouldn't set off once. Alongside. If you get a barcode, you don't know what you'll scan as, it depends on the shops database and whats assigned to that barcode. So you want to check beforehand.
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    (Original post by OxFossil)
    "What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason,
    how infinite in faculties, in form and moving,
    how express and admirable in action, how like an angel in apprehension,
    how like a god!"

    ...Or a discounted tin of KiteKat.
    I spat out tea reading this :rofl:
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    (Original post by Cleverboy1991)
    I am 25 and I've wanted a barcode tattoo for ages, I would put it on my wrist.

    I would like it to scan and I know they can because I've seen and read about barcode tattoos that work under barcode scanners.
    However I don't want to be walking out of a shop and setting the store alarms off with my barcode tattoo, that is the only thing that slightly worries me lol.

    Anyway I have decided I really want this tattoo and think I will get it, jut wodering your opinions on them, thanks
    Only if it is on your forehead.

    But the security tag with exploding ink attached to your arse might be more problematic.
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    It's actually magnets that set off the alarm they are deactivated by the scanner. So your barcode will not set of alarms
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    (Original post by Cleverboy1991)
    I am 25 and I've wanted a barcode tattoo for ages, I would put it on my wrist.

    I would like it to scan and I know they can because I've seen and read about barcode tattoos that work under barcode scanners.
    However I don't want to be walking out of a shop and setting the store alarms off with my barcode tattoo, that is the only thing that slightly worries me lol.

    Anyway I have decided I really want this tattoo and think I will get it, jut wodering your opinions on them, thanks
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    a barcode tattoo won't set off alarms in shops, so you don't need to worry about that, but if you want the tat to actually scan then you need to have a real barcode from a real product and even then it will only work in shops that sell that product. Plus.. who is gonna scan your wrist? i doubt many shop assistants would feel super exited about doing that. i don't think you'd get to show that trick off as often as you're expecting to and i think the novelty would wear off pretty quickly. But honestly? just do what you want. if what you want in your heart of hearts is a scannable bar code tattoo then go for it - if it makes you happy then who gives a sh*t?
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    What are you going to come up as when you're scanned?
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    Lol @ people replying seriously to this. OP makes a new thread about it every few months on new accounts.
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    (Original post by Notnek)
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    Have you converted it correctly?

    Now changed it to code 128 true barcode format to avoid ambiguity !
 
 
 
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