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Billed as the “First Ever Animated Tattoo”, Paris area tattoo artist Karl Marc pummeled his friend Marco’s chest for four hours, over a live stream, in order to achieve a working facsimile of a 2D matrix barcode entwined in an artistic floral and cog motif. Yes, it’s a promotion for whisky, but it’s also an interesting take on the classic gag tattoo. I’m sure if Marshall McLuhan were still around he’d give Marc an “A” for effort, since technology is an extension of the human body and this most certainly is a novel case of the medium being the message. [via Mashable]

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  • Lora Aroy

    Barcodes can link customers to various types of downloads like music, ringtones, and cell phone wallpapers. These barcodes can be printed on almost any medium, but stickers are one
    of the most versatile options, since they can be affixed almost
    anywhere.

  • Lora Aroy

    Barcodes can link customers to various types of downloads like music, ringtones, and cell phone wallpapers. These barcodes can be printed on almost any medium, but stickers are one
    of the most versatile options, since they can be affixed almost
    anywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/d3ad1ns1d3 Shanna Reinisch

    thats cool. except that you need a smart phone to enjoy it. you cant just pull your shirt off and show someone.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://www.TheBarPages.com for the ultimate solution to all your 2D Barcode needs. We don’t just offer links we offer 3D tags and the ability for you to create the mobi-page or landing page that it links to. You will be able to change content 24/7 that will keep your followers scanning for days!!! Please call us at 1-800-286-3665

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002916804955 Rinceanu Mihai

    cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niha-Mirza/100002928766686 Niha Mirza
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niha-Mirza/100002928766686 Niha Mirza

    cool yr

  • Anonymous

    Kit-A-Day Giveaway — Great balls o’ fire!  What I could do wit a axe like dis!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Guido/100002381913090 Heather Guido

    That is fucking AWESOME.  I am super fucking jealous. I want one.  

  • encore x

    jesus, you couldn’t have spent that money on some dental work? look at those teeth! they look like dried up kernels of corn. that’s hideous.

  • Linka

    Wicked!

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