Italian has a Covid-19 vaccination certificate tattooed on his arm

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A man shows the Covid-19 vaccination certificate on his smartphone, which he has been using to travel since June 30, 2021.
A man shows the Covid-19 vaccination certificate on his smartphone, which he has been using to travel since June 30, 2021. Stefano Guidi / Getty Image A 22-year-old Italian had the QR code that proves his vaccination status tattooed on his arm. In Tiktok videos, he shows that the tattoo allows him to enter restaurants like McDonald’s. Italy is one of several countries that require ID to enter the interior of shops. Andrea Colonnetta may never have to worry about his vaccination certificate again – the vaccination card is a requirement in Italy for access to most venues. The 22-year-old Italian student had the QR code of his vaccination certificate tattooed on his left bicep. Speaking to the Corriere della Calabria newspaper, he said, “It’s definitely a bit unusual – I like to be different.” Colonnetta’s tattoo went viral after appearing in Tiktok videos. In one video, a friend scans Colonnetta’s tattoo with a phone and successfully shows off his vaccination card. In another video, he uses his tattoo to be served inside at McDonald’s.

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Your privacy settings prevent the loading and display of all external content (e.g. graphics or tables) and social networks (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.). Please activate the settings for social networks and external content in the privacy settings . Changing privacy settings At the beginning of August, the Italian Prime Minister announced the introduction of the vaccination certificate. Citizens need it to enter cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums and gyms. From September it will also be required for some modes of transport and schools. Similar systems exist in other European countries. France recently announced a health passport where people can leave a QR code or certificate as evidence of their vaccination, recovery, or a negative Covid-19 test. Vaccinated Israeli residents have been using so-called green passports since February. The systems have led to higher vaccination rates, but they are not without controversy. If you are inspired by Colonnetta, you should keep in mind that QR code tattoos are not that easy. According to the Canadian tattoo studio Adrenaline, the tattoos must be large enough to allow space between the black squares and they should be placed on a flat surface. In addition, the artist has to take into account that the motif can still move a little after the tattoo has healed. The design can be transferred to the skin and tried before the tattoo artist begins applying the ink. This article was translated from English and edited by Ilona Tomić. You can read the original here. Read too

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