According to the author of this Twitter thread, this technology could have prevented the incident at Sergio Dalma’s concert during ‘Las Noches del Malecón’
A tattoo using a QR code that indicates if we are vaccinated? No, it is a hoax that has gone viral on social networks. «Just remember what happened last night in Murcia with Sergio Dalma, and what could have been avoided with that little code. Health comes first ”, wrote this Monday the Twitter user @GenteQueLucha as a continuation of his viral thread about supposed tattoos that record our personal data.
Jesús Arroyo, who defines himself in his profile as a “strategy and communication consultant”, as well as a collaborator in different media, refers to “voluntary tattoos” in the form of a QR code that would serve to record our data. A kind of ‘Covid passport’ of ink marked on our skin.
It is a hoax that has begun to circulate on social networks and that, as such, is false. This Twitter user affirmed that the tattoo had begun to be implemented in Córdoba and that it was used to record data such as “Name, DNI, Social Security number and (voluntarily) if you want to register the vaccinations and date.”
Taking advantage of the Sergio Dalma incident during his participation in ‘Las Noches del Malecón’, where the singer incited the public to bypass security measures and led to the cancellation of the performance, this user has continued to feed the hoax. For this, he has provided a screenshot of the tweet with the news published by this newspaper along with an image of an arm with a tattooed QR code. According to the user, this incident could have been avoided if festival goers had taken it: “This is an advance that could have as a second level the requirement to show it in order to access certain places or services. It will depend on the evolution of the pandemic and the new strains, “wrote the user in his account.
Maldita.es has contacted the author of these statements and has acknowledged that “the content that has been published is not real.” The verification page has also verified that the images of the QR codes are temporary tattoos that can be acquired through the Internet. In addition, the Junta de Andalucía and the Córdoba City Council have denied that any type of “voluntary tattoos” are being carried out.