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18th Jul '17 2:45:44 PM xcountryguy
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* Late in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' [[spoiler: Prompto Argentum]] is revealed to have one on his wrist, a leftover from his origin as an [[spoiler: escaped Magitek Trooper]]

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* Late in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' [[spoiler: Prompto [[spoiler:Prompto Argentum]] is revealed to have one on his wrist, a leftover from his origin as an [[spoiler: escaped [[spoiler:escaped Magitek Trooper]]
29th Jun '17 10:24:33 AM greshnak
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* Hitman agent 47 film reincarnations.


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* Underground death metal band Anaemia utilizes it in their ''Stupidity of the Lambs'', with special highlight to certain letters - lettering out IDIOTA.
* All French hip hop group ''1984'' purveys bald foreheads with barcodes on sophomore release ''Le Theatre Des Pantins''.
* On the obscure punk band Wolfbrigade's ''Progression / Regression''.
19th May '17 12:57:48 PM Bense
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* In the early books of the ''Dumarest of Terra'' series, Earl Dumarest's credit account is tattooed into his forearm, to be read -- and altered as necessary -- by magnetic scanner.

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* In the early books of the ''Dumarest of Terra'' ''Literature/DumarestOfTerra'' series, Earl Dumarest's credit account is tattooed into his forearm, to be read -- and altered as necessary -- by magnetic scanner.
28th Mar '17 9:28:23 AM HakkyounoTenshi
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* Late in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' [[spoiler: Prompto Argentum]] is revealed to have one on his wrist, a leftover from his origin as an [[spoiler: escaped Magitek Trooper]]
14th Mar '17 4:45:23 PM Xtifr
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* The title character in [[RobertHeinlein Robet Heinlein's]] novel ''{{Literature/Friday}}'' describes AP's (Artificial People; in other words, genetically engineered designer humans) as being required to have identifying tattoos designating them as such. (Being a covert agent, Friday herself has had hers surgically removed.)

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* The title character in [[RobertHeinlein Robet Heinlein's]] Creator/RobertHeinlein's novel ''{{Literature/Friday}}'' ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' describes AP's (Artificial People; in other words, genetically engineered designer humans) as being required to have identifying tattoos designating them as such. (Being a covert agent, Friday herself has had hers surgically removed.)
12th Mar '17 3:42:56 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' you can buy a barcode tattoo for the forehead.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' you can buy a barcode tattoo for the forehead.forehead or bicep.
20th Nov '16 5:06:22 AM Morgenthaler
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This can be a TruthInTelevision: A lot of these people actually think that these tattoos look ''cool'' or BadAss. Anyone who's ever used an actual UPC scanner knows they sure aren't ''feasible''; even minor printing errors render barcodes printed on paper, plastic or metal unscannable, and tattoos tend to dissipate with age. Even fresh ones would be distorted whenever skin is stretched by movement.

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This can be a TruthInTelevision: A lot of these people actually think that these tattoos look ''cool'' or BadAss.badass. Anyone who's ever used an actual UPC scanner knows they sure aren't ''feasible''; even minor printing errors render barcodes printed on paper, plastic or metal unscannable, and tattoos tend to dissipate with age. Even fresh ones would be distorted whenever skin is stretched by movement.
12th Nov '16 6:17:45 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:330:Attention, UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}} shoppers: we have a blue light special on BadAss...]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:Attention, UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}} shoppers: we have a blue light special on BadAss...badass...]]
14th Aug '16 1:54:07 PM nombretomado
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* Entertainer, visionary, and [[CrazyAwesome completely bonkers musician]] DoctorSteel sports a 47-style barcode tattoo on the back of his neck.

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* Entertainer, visionary, and [[CrazyAwesome completely bonkers musician]] DoctorSteel Music/DoctorSteel sports a 47-style barcode tattoo on the back of his neck.
15th May '16 11:16:09 AM nombretomado
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* The original katzetnik. True, they weren't barcodes, but they were unique serial numbers tattooed as identification on the arms of people interned in Auschwitz. Katzetnik tattoos are often shown as a visual shorthand for Holocaust survivors, as with the [[TheMovie film version]] of {{Magneto}}.

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* The original katzetnik. True, they weren't barcodes, but they were unique serial numbers tattooed as identification on the arms of people interned in Auschwitz. Katzetnik tattoos are often shown as a visual shorthand for Holocaust survivors, as with the [[TheMovie film version]] of {{Magneto}}.ComicBook/{{Magneto}}.
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