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Bar Code Tattoos

by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 05 January 2007

Barcodetatt

Today Needled traces barcode tattoos back to their heyday in the 90's when they were common protests of consumer culture. In this time of more restraint (and more consumerism?), the concept is available in temporary form, allowing you to mark yourself with barcodes that read SLAVE, FOR SALE and SCAN ME. Not only are they an impermanent and painless way to make a bold statement, but, like Peter Coffin's famed culture jamming stickers, the codes are actually scannable if you care to cause some trouble at a local retailer.

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