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French man gets QR code tattooed to his body

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French man gets QR code tattooed to his body
A French man named Marco has taken the idea of a moving billboard to another level by allowing his chest to be tattooed with a QR code that links to an animated cartoon. In exchange for money, Marco allowed the entire process to be webcast live over the web site of Ballantine's Whiskey.

The art work was done on June 16th at the Mystery Tattoo Club by a famous Paris based tattoo artist, Karl Marc who goes by the name of K.A.R.L. Those watching on the Ballantine Facebook page were able to post suggestions in real time. After he completes the job, Marc puts an Apple iPhone over his client's chest to check the link to what he calls "the first animated tattoo".

We can see some real potential for this. Someone with a chronic illness or disease could have a QR code that links to his medical records and current list of medications. All that a paramedic would need would be a smartphone to quickly get access to an unconscious patient's medical history. Of course, there is the little matter of getting the QR code tattooed to your body, but that doesn't bother anyone, right?

source: CNET

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posted on 10 Jul 2011, 14:59 2

1. avgjoe (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Aug 2010)


Is this phonearena, or WebMD?

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 17:55 7

4. whattaloser (unregistered)


wow...you just like to complain dont you? im pretty sure if you read this on webMD you would vice versa your statement. pathetic

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 15:57 2

2. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Hitman anyone?

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 17:08 2

3. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


That was really cool! Too bad they used an iphone tho :(

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 18:11

5. avgjoe (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Aug 2010)


whattaloser....what is your deal? Pathetic? We all have opinions, stop following my posts & being a groupie, chump....get the f**k on.

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 18:22 4

6. jchdroid (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


pathetic

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 20:08

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The only problem with tattooing medication lists, is that the lists can change. Tattoos are kind of permanent. Maybe a tattoo that can be used to retrieve a medical record which in turn lists the current meds (along with the entire treatment history). That would work. Although you start to get close to using tattoos to identify people, which opens up a can of worms what with how the Nazis used tattoos to identify concentration camp inmates.

Interesting idea, though.

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 20:59

8. @M0nkeyBr (unregistered)


Um QR codes aren't the whole future LOL
its kinda said #sorry

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 22:53

10. gsengillo (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


thats awesome!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 23:58 1

11. FUNNYHISTORY (unregistered)


did anyone look at the Paris based tattoo artists name, Karl Marc, and think Karl Marx? haha

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 01:26

12. raidgd (unregistered)


that is f**kin kick ass i want one of those

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 14:09 1

13. Eric (unregistered)


And the New World Order wins lol

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