Man Gets Supermarket Code Inked on His Arm to Always Avail Best Offers and People Are in Awe | “That’s Brilliant”
Forgetfulness is bad, and often causes losses, especially when we try to remember something which keeps slipping off our minds. Take, for instance, your supermarket's club card through which you earn great deals and rewards. You cannot afford to forget it. But if you fail to recall it repeatedly, try this man's genius method instead. But mind you, it may cost $240.
Dean Mayhew had a habit of forgetting the rewards card of his favorite supermarket, Tesco. So the bloke found a genius but rather expensive way to keep the club card always with him to avail best offers available at the store. He got the card's QR code permanently tattooed on his arm. Say what?
Yes, and he's been loving it. The 31-year-old man visited A Star Tattoos in Chessington, south-west London, showed them the code's image and the rest is history. LOL! Apparently, Mayhew grew sick and tired of missing out on bargains by forgetting his Clubcard. Hence, a tattoo was the only answer to his forgetfulness. Genius or crazy?
Dan Rossetter, the tattoo artist himself shared the video on his TikTok account, @astartattoos. He shared three videos showing the entire process, including the one where they put the code tattoo on test at Tesco supermarket. The first video showed Mayhew getting ready for the ink and the artist stenciling the code onto a sheet of paper before transferring it to Mayhew's wrist.
After they were done with the ink, they visited the Tesco store to test whether their attempt was successful or not. The second video showed Mayhew buying cookies using the QR code at the self-checkout. However, the self-checkout failed because the angle of his wrist couldn't fit right. His arm couldn't bend, and it failed. Undeterred, they approached the cashier to try their luck. A Tesco cashier stepped in. Mayhew stretched out his hand, and the cashier successfully scanned the code. His videos that were originally posted on July 17, 2022 have gained over 70-80K views.
Social media went crazy in the comment section with some appreciation and some criticism. A TikTok user, @willowtreewitch_ declared, "The government will be making us all have one in no time." The tattoo artist responded, "I'll partner up on that scheme." LOL! Another TikTok user, @riksterb quipped, "Club cards expire August 2022." LMAO! That would be a blunder. @joshuapoole04 appreciated, "That's brilliant." @kid.namedjimmy joked, "Once this video blows up, you'll know what this will inspire people to do. People will get the rickroll soundtrack QR code tattoo."
However, Mayhew was satisfied, "I'm chuffed, I love it and use it all the time. I use it every morning when I go to Tesco before work. I used it this morning. It's one of those things where I saw people's faces and made them smile." He added, "One lady giggled and asked me for a photo," reported The Mirror. "I've wanted to do it for ages, for about three months I've been thinking about it. I just thought it would be funny. They're (cashiers) just stunned and look at me and say, 'That's not real,' and I say it is. I just thought it is what it is – even if it didn't work, it still looks alright," concluded Mayhew.