According to the , American writer Jessica Fox was part of the impetus for the idea. She left a job in California and came to live in Wigtown to work at a bookstore several years ago. She’s still living there now.
So yesterday while I was working at the bookstore some girl came up with a barcode tattooed on her wrist. Of course, my first question to her was “Can I scan it?” I guess she had never had it scanned before and was pretty excited about it. She talked about how it was sentimental to her and stuff. I scanned it and she rang up as a bag of Jalapeño Cheetos. She then became livid and, of course, I was dying of laughter.