Paris based tattoo artist K.A.R.L is probably going to make history with what appears to be the first animated tattoo brought to life with an iPhone. There is no real mystery behind it though.

K.A.R.L tattooed a QR code on his guinea-pig. The QR code was made to display an animation when activated with an QR code reader you can find in the App Store. Not groundbreaking by any means, but still pretty cool…

The sad part is that although real, this whole thing was a marketing operation for whisky the brand, Ballantine’s.


  • I think I’ll be getting my 1st tattoo pretty soon lol

  • Jason Masters

    That is cool minus the Facebook element it would have been better either on twitter or a new social outlet.

    • new social outlet = macebook

  • iMadHaTTa

    Awesome!!!! I have many tattoos full sleeves myself so I really like that video! And I agree with Jason here! The Facebook connection was wack! Twitter all day! Or now Google + lol

  • Cameron

    “Not groundbreaking by any means” Yeah but if Apple made it, it would be…

  • Ernesto Castellanos

    Interesting. I wonder if you can link it to a social network where you can find people by their QR code…

    • Austin

      yea, QR Codes can link to URLs