Barcode Tattoos Elizabeth City NC

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Wolfs Tattoo
(252) 335-5190
305 Hughes Blvd
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Wolfs Tattoo
(252) 264-5533
356 Ferry Rd
Hertford, NC
 
Ace In Hole Tattoo Inc
(252) 435-6200
237 Caratoke Hwy
Moyock, NC
 
O'mara Tattoo
(252) 331-2016
143 E Rich Blvd
Elizabeth City, NC

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Backwoods Tattoo Studio
(336) 697-8201
5146 Mcconnell Rd
Whitsett, NC
 
Dyeing Rites Tattoo
(252) 333-1465
1016 W Ehringhaus St
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Little Empire LLC
(252) 426-3000
141 Ocean Hwy N
Durants Neck, NC
 
Mutiny Tattoo & Body Modification
(252) 491-5200
8717 Caratoke Hwy
Harbinger, NC
 
Odyssey Tattoo
(910) 346-8282
431 S Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
 
Straight A Tattoo
(336) 328-0579
116 N Church St
Asheboro, NC
 
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Barcode tattoos

Barcode Tattoos - A barcode is a system of inventory control and price checking that operates by using an optical scanner to read a series of vertical lines on a product. The system was invented and first used in the 1950's and was designed as a way to increase industrial efficiency and worker productivity. Within a very short period of time the use of barcodes became nearly ubiquitous - they were everywhere and on nearly everything. Every time you through the line up in a grocery store or go shopping in the mall, chances are your purchases were rung up by reading the bar codes on the product or the price-tag.

The use of the barcode as a tattoo design is meant to be ironical, a warning that if we are not careful as a culture, we are all in danger of becoming products ourselves. A barcode tattoo is also a protest against a culture where it seems that everyone wears the same clothes, listens to the same music and uses the same products. A barcode tattoo is a statement against a culture of commodities and a celebration of diversity and the uniqueness of the individual.

Barcode images

Barcode Inspiration Gallery - Click here to get inspired! Lots of punk music enthusiasts embraced the barcode tattoo, as well as the symbol for anarchy .

Recently, researchers have placed tiny barcodes on individual bees to track the insects' mating habits.

Get inspired by some really amazing barcode images and photos in our Barcode Inspiration Gallery

Different barcode tattoo ideas

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