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* Raiden of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' is revealed to be covered in bar code tattoos during the naked sneaking section of the game. Bonus: Jackie boy is [[HeroicAlbino pasty enough]] to presumably make said bar codes legible to laser scanners twenty paces away.
** Continued in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden's upgraded body has a barcode on his forehead, as does [[PsychopathicManchild Sundowner]].

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* Raiden of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' is revealed to be covered in bar code tattoos during the naked sneaking section of the game. Bonus: Jackie boy is [[HeroicAlbino pasty enough]] to presumably make said bar codes legible to laser scanners twenty paces away.
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Continued in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''; Raiden's upgraded body has a barcode on his forehead, as does [[PsychopathicManchild Sundowner]].


* The ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' Roleplay ''Roleplay/CloudColiseum'' begins with all the students waking up with unfamiliar bar code tattoos on their arms.

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* The ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' Roleplay ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'' roleplay ''Roleplay/CloudColiseum'' begins with all the students waking up with unfamiliar bar code tattoos on their arms.

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* ''Film/{{Zygote}}''. Barklay has a barcode because she is a Canary, a synthetic human used as expendable labor. [[spoiler:However she's later told that she's actually human -- real synthetics are too expensive to waste, so the MegaCorp buys orphaned children and raises them to believe they are synthetics, tattooing them to fool the government inspectors.]]

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* A Japanese escort service that specialized in RobotGirl fantasies would have their girls wear a (non-permanent) barcode tattoo on their hand in [[GeekyTurnOn reference to this trope]].

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* In ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', citizens of the titular space station (and people from Earth trying to get in) have these burned into their skin, which allow them to use their Med Bay units to heal any disease. They only work if someone has a bar code.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': One of Tim's classmates at Brentwood Academy has a barcode tattooed on his foot. It's one of the first hints that there's more to his backstory than he's saying since he's [[spoiler:connected to Kobra]].


* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'''s hero, Agent 47, has one on the back of his skull, in both video game and movie versions. Its significance is most important in the final level of the first game: the only access to Dr. Ortmeyer's lab is through a airlock chamber with a barcode scanner out of which the 47 clones are unleashed to go after 47 and kill him (they get scanned before being unleashed). If 47's head tattoo is scanned, access is denied and he gets gassed to death. If 47 uses a dead clone of himself on the scanner, access is granted and the gate of Ortmeyer's lab opens.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'''s hero, Agent 47, has one a barcode on the back of his skull, in both video game and movie versions. Its significance is most important in the final level of the first game: the only access to Dr. Ortmeyer's lab is through a airlock chamber with a barcode scanner out of which the 47 clones are unleashed to go after 47 and kill him (they get scanned before being unleashed). If 47's head tattoo is scanned, access is denied and he gets gassed to death. If 47 uses a dead clone of himself on the scanner, access is granted and the gate of Ortmeyer's lab opens.


* ''WildArms: Twilight Venom'' - Sheyenne Rainstorm has one on the sole of his right foot. (It's not, strictly speaking, ''his'' right foot, though....)

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* ''WildArms: Twilight Venom'' ''Anime/WildArmsTwilightVenom'' - Sheyenne Rainstorm has one on the sole of his right foot. (It's not, strictly speaking, ''his'' right foot, though....)


* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'''s hero, Agent 47, has one on the back of his skull, in both video game and movie versions. Its significance is the most important in the final level of the first game: the only access to Dr. Ortmeyer's lab is through a airlock chamber with a bar code scanner out of which the 47 clones are unleashed to go after 47 and kill him. If 47's head tattoo is scanned, access is denied and he gets gassed to death. If 47 uses a dead clone of himself on the scanner, access is granted and the gate of Ortmeyer's lab opens.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'''s hero, Agent 47, has one on the back of his skull, in both video game and movie versions. Its significance is the most important in the final level of the first game: the only access to Dr. Ortmeyer's lab is through a airlock chamber with a bar code barcode scanner out of which the 47 clones are unleashed to go after 47 and kill him.him (they get scanned before being unleashed). If 47's head tattoo is scanned, access is denied and he gets gassed to death. If 47 uses a dead clone of himself on the scanner, access is granted and the gate of Ortmeyer's lab opens.


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* As seen above, ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'''s hero, Agent 47, has one on the back of his skull. The barcode is a fully functional one, and scanning it reveals it's for a "Drawstring Double Dong Dildo Holder in Midnight Blue". One has to wonder whether this was intentional or if the creators just put in a random barcode which coincidentally belonged to an unfortunate item.

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* As seen above, ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'''s hero, Agent 47, has one on the back of his skull. skull, in both video game and movie versions. Its significance is the most important in the final level of the first game: the only access to Dr. Ortmeyer's lab is through a airlock chamber with a bar code scanner out of which the 47 clones are unleashed to go after 47 and kill him. If 47's head tattoo is scanned, access is denied and he gets gassed to death. If 47 uses a dead clone of himself on the scanner, access is granted and the gate of Ortmeyer's lab opens.
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The barcode is a fully functional one, and scanning it reveals it's for a "Drawstring Double Dong Dildo Holder in Midnight Blue". One has to wonder whether this was intentional or if the creators just put in a random barcode which coincidentally belonged to an unfortunate item.


* In ''WebSite/GaiaOnline'', you can get these [[http://www.tektek.org/gaia/item_search.php?s=barcode all over, in a rainbow of colours]], as modeled [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/37067366 here]].

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* In ''WebSite/GaiaOnline'', you can get these [[http://www.tektek.org/gaia/item_search.php?s=barcode all over, in a rainbow of colours]], as modeled colours,]] [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/37067366 here]].as modeled here.]]


* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}''. The crew and colonists on board the spaceship have their department (Agriculture, Flight Team, etc) tattooed on their arm. To access areas the computer scans both the tattoo and their palmprint.

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* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}''. The crew and colonists on board the spaceship have their department (Agriculture, Flight Team, etc) tattooed on their arm. To access areas the computer scans both the tattoo and their palmprint. The tattoo is branded rather deep as peeling off layers of skin has no effect.


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* While not a barcode per se, some cancer patients ''do'' have dots tattooed for use by radiologists to line up and aim the beams for radiation therapy to kill tumors.
** Another medical example of this trope, albeit not a barcode either, is to tattoo important medical information such as blood-type and any significant allergies, usually on the side of the body below the left arm (assuming the patient is right-handed). This type of tattoo is known among military veterans as a "meat-tag".


* The slaves genetically engineered by [[EvilutionaryBiologist Mesa]] in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' have barcodes on their tongues. They're not tattooed there; they're a combination of natural pigment and patterns of taste buds. Even if you cut the tongue off and regenerated it, the barcode would grow right back; it is ''possible'' to eliminate the mark, but it takes way more medical resources than most former slaves could ever get their hands on.

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* The slaves genetically engineered by [[EvilutionaryBiologist Mesa]] in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' have barcodes on their tongues. They're not tattooed there; they're a combination of natural pigment and patterns of taste buds. Even if you cut the tongue off and regenerated it, the barcode would grow right back; it is ''possible'' to eliminate the mark, but it takes way more medical resources than most former slaves could ever get their hands on. It also becomes the mark of the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Audobon Ballroom]], who show their tongues to the slavers they fight as a sign of defiance.

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