QR code tattoo fail: Argentinian soccer fan’s tat delinked

QR Code Tattoo - Tattoo Artist

No joke: A fan of Argentina’s River Plate soccer team had a QR code tattooed to his leg to show his love for his team. The fan’s QR code tattoo links to a triumphant highlight video on YouTube of River Plate securing its 5-3 two-legged Copa Libertadores Finals win over arch rivals Boca Juniors…or at least it did. The QR code-linking footage was taken down after Twitter users banded together to have the video removed. The QR code tattoo was shared on Twitter by Argentinian sports journalist Ariel Cristofalo. The…

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QR Codes Are Now A Fashion Statement

Venmo QR Codes scans by men

Consider, if you will, the long, tumultuous history of the necktie. In the 70’s, the Disco Era, you had ties so wide they could double as lobster bibs. In the much cooler 80’s, they went skinny, which in itself was a revival of 50’s fashion. Then of course, there always the threat of competition with bowties, which occasionally enjoy a resurgence of popularity in certain circles, especially when a Time Lord wears one. Yes, QR Codes are indeed everywhere… So, what does the 21st century have in store for the…

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Interesting and crazy ways QR codes are being used by top designers

QR codes are becoming increasingly popular and are being used in creative ways and by top designers. With the increasing popularity of QR codes, these two dimensional barcodes that otherwise seem rather drab, are finding themselves a part of some very cool and creative displays and uses and are being incorporated into the campaigns of some of the top designers. A tattoo artist in Paris, France, named Karl Marc has came up with the idea of creating a QR code that is permanently inked into a person’s skin, and even…

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New QR code fad includes high tech tattoos

Though QR codes are becoming quite commonplace in various forms of advertising, both on screens and in print, they have now moved to a new location, as they have started to find their way onto the body in the form of tattoos. Fred Bosch, for example, has now had one of the barcodes permanently inked to his forearm. He has chosen to have a random results code added to his skin. This means that one can never tell where scanning the code will result. Though one person who scans it…

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Dave’s Killer Marketing Strategy

It seems everyone is joining the latest technologic craze taking the world by storm. QR codes have quickly become one of the most utilized and identifiable tools in marketing. Since their launch in the mid-80s, they were exclusively used to keep track of inventory. When smart phones became more popular, marketers saw how useful they could be for their clients. Today, the codes can be found in a number of print adverts and are used extensively in marketing campaigns for the music, fashion, and entertainment industries. Dave’s Killer Bread, a…

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