A barcode tattoo is a type of body art that features a pattern of black lines and numbers, similar to those on a barcode. The lines and numbers typically run vertically and can be made in any size. Barcode tattoos are often seen as symbols of conformity and obedience, and are often interpreted as a statement about our desire for identity and control. They can also represent a personal statement about our connection with technology. Additionally, many people choose to get a barcode tattoo simply out of personal aesthetics, as it is a unique and interesting design.