Link via ink? Log on by tattoo

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Lissette Martinez

A new type of tattoo will allow people to connect to all of your social networking sites with the snap of an app. 

They're called QR codes, short for Quick Response, two dimensional symbols created in Japan during the 1990s. 

Mostly popular in that country, the trend is hitting the U.S. 

The codes are accessible on most smart phones with a free application, and although not everyone is happy to see them inked on skin, for others it's an expression of art and a sign of the times. 

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