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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}}.
1st May '16 5:24:07 AM erforce
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* Resistance Fighters sent back in time from the post-apocalyptic future of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' often sport bar-code tattoos due to time spent in Skynet work camps. See ''{{Terminator}}'' under film examples above.

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* Resistance Fighters sent back in time from the post-apocalyptic future of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' often sport bar-code tattoos due to time spent in Skynet work camps. See ''{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' under film examples above.
29th Dec '15 7:13:04 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Webcomic/OurWorld'': Jill has one of these.

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* ''Webcomic/OurWorld'': Jill has one of these.on her neck, ever since she was found as an amnesiac child.
29th Dec '15 5:20:31 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Webcomic/OurWorld'': Jill has one of these.
* ''Webcomic/PlushAndBlood'': During the "Unstuffed" arc, Katt has two barcode tattoos. One on the back of her neck, the other on her right rear cheek. By the start of "Memories Threads", she has obliterated them.
4th Sep '15 1:51:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the first of Richard K. Morgan's TakeshiKovacs novels, the protagonist is surprised to see [[TattooedCrook criminals on Earth wearing barcodes as a gang tattoo]], as on the world he grew up they have UnfortunateImplications of indentured labor.

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* In the first of Richard K. Morgan's TakeshiKovacs Literature/TakeshiKovacs novels, the protagonist is surprised to see [[TattooedCrook criminals on Earth wearing barcodes as a gang tattoo]], as on the world he grew up they have UnfortunateImplications of indentured labor.
30th Aug '15 6:47:31 PM Willbyr
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* The DanganRonpa Roleplay ''Roleplay/CloudColiseum'' begins with all the students waking up with unfamiliar bar code tattoos on their arms.

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* The DanganRonpa ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' Roleplay ''Roleplay/CloudColiseum'' begins with all the students waking up with unfamiliar bar code tattoos on their arms.
10th Aug '15 12:08:40 PM zarpaulus
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* Gleefully turned into a gag in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''.

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* Gleefully turned into a gag in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''.''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', where the "hero" triggers alarms every time his wrist comes anywhere near a laser scanner after he's arrested, tattooed, and escapes.
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