QR Code Tattoos
Okay, now call me old-fashioned, but do people really get tattoos of QR codes on their body?? C’mon now people! Well, I suppose that depending on the symbolism of them, some of them could have meaning and serve a legitimate purpose, however, it’s a QR code! I mean they are not that appealing and certainly not that stylish to wear permanently on your body!
In Paris, France, in July of 2011, the first ever animated tattoo was inscribed on a man that when an iPhone was placed over it, played an animation. The cool thing about this, you ask? He will be able to change the animation as time changes and as his views change, linking to different animations of his choice. Soon kids around the world will be getting tattoos that link to Inspector Gadget videos. Woops, my bad! I meant Dora the Explorer (I keep forgetting that I’m old ;)).
Now, as cool as this may seem…let me play devil’s advocate here. What about taking our prison system and reorganizing it in a way where when you become an inmate, you are required to get a personal identifying QR code tattooed to your body. I think this would be beneficial! Think about it…you have a prisoner who needs to be identified quickly, simply scan him and he’s identified. You can switch wrist bands, you can’t switch QR code tattoos! Or, say the prisoner escapes and he’s on the loose. Here’s another idea, create a QR code tattoo where if the prisoner is loose, he can easily be identified by his QR code, scan it and then it sends a GPS coordinate automatically to the prison so that they can locate him. Kind of like they have for dogs on their collar so their owners can track them down. Just some food for thought. :-)
All I know is that if my kids ever got a tattoo, let alone a QR code tattoo, I would probably wouldn't let them live it down and in addition, I would make them get it removed. Call me old fashioned, however, I was raised with the notion that tattoos were bad. Now, I don't necessarily feel the same way as my parents did about them, however, I do think that while they may look good on your when you are younger, think about what you are going to look like when you are older. Your skin starts to sag, the tattoo doesn't even look like it did before, I mean, it just doesn't look good to me. But again, that's just my personal opinion. ;)