Top 10 Barcode Tattoo Designs

A collection of some cool tattoos that will reflect your personality and wit.

By Nisha Baghadia

Barcode tattoo designs have always led the inking trend, and wearing them can add a unique touch to your personality. While tattoos are something that speaks loud of your personality, going for designs like barcode help you flaunt the tattoo without being artsy about it.

If you are a tech-savvy person, you will surely dig these designs. The bar code is a collection of thick and thin black lines representing unique data about a product or item for sale. They can be read through laser scanners and define the printed product. So, if you love technology and machines, you might as well show your love in the form of these gorgeous tattoos.

Here are some of the most incredible bar code tattoos to inspire you to head to the tattoo station. Keep scrolling to check them all out!

Barcode Tattoo Designs:

1. Slave Barcode Tattoo Design:

This is a barcode tattoo design with a message at the bottom. It is in black ink. The message at the bottom says “SLAVE”. The letters are in capital in a clear font. This tattoo is specifically meant to be made on the hand. It is a quirky design that shows us how we are all slaves to retail therapy.

2. “I Belong To You” Anniversary Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is for the love struck couples. It is very stylish and bears the inscription “I Belong to You” followed by the name of the significant other. Above the inscription is the date of the anniversary. The barcode design is placed above the date.

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3. Freedom from Corporatisation Barcode Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is in black and white and stands for freedom from corporatization. It is made up of thin and thick barcode stripes. In between the stripes is a gap which looks like someone has punched out a fist through the barcode. The lines are haphazard. Below it is written ‘’FREEDOM” in capital letters.

4. Barcode Growing into Grass Tattoo  Design:

This tattoo is in black ink. It shows the typical barcode design that consists of thick and thin stripes that are picked up by the optical scanner. The top part of the barcode is not a straight line. It is open, and the barcode lines are seen rising up and curling into grass. The barcode turns into a shrub. Miniature bees are seen among the grass length.

5. “So Not Right” Barcode Design Tattoo:

This tattoo is in black and white. It shows the typical barcode design that consists of thick and thin stripes that are picked up by the optical scanner. Below it is an inscription that reads, “So Not Right”. It is in bold letters and a clear font. It means that uniformity is not good and we should strive to stand out in a crowd. This tattoo looks best on a shaved head.

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6. Made in and Birth Date Barcode Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is about national pride and the patriotic feeling of unity. The barcode is used as a stamp or a marker to specifically denote an object. The design shows a barcode tattoo in black ink. Below it is an inscription of a date which is the birth date. Above the barcode is the inscription, “Made in South Africa”. This celebrates a sense of belonging with the country’s population as well as the identity of being one in a million as a citizen of that country.

7. Human Inscription with Barcode Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is done in black ink. It shows the barcode design, below which is an inscription reading “Human”. The inscription is in bold letters and clear font. It celebrates humanity.

8. Birth Date with Leaf and Barcode Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is also in black ink. It shows the barcode design, below which is an inscription of a date. The date is the birth date of the person. Growing out of the barcode design is a sapling. The sapling symbolizes birth.

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9. London Skyline Barcode Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is in black ink. The bars of the barcode rise up to form buildings of the London skyline. On the side is the London Eye.

10. American Flag Barcode Tattoo Design:

This tattoo is in colour. It shows the American national flag subset into the barcode design.

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Barcode tattoos are witty in their own right, and their cleverness can be tweaked to meet your personal motivations with minimal effort. Barcode tattoos have become popular among the younger population and have garnered widespread acceptability. So, the next time you have a barcode tattoo on your neck or wrist, make sure to double-check its meaning, as each barcode tattoo is significant. I hope you found this article on barcode tattoos useful and interesting, and use one of them as the basis for your next tattoo design.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a barcode tattoo symbolize?

Barcode tattoos can be interpreted in many ways. A barcode signifies origin, creation, and belonging. They also symbolize individualism, opposition to capitalism, and indignation towards multinational corporations.

What does the 3-bar tattoo mean?

The 3-bold, black line tattoo signifies uniformity and symmetry.

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