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This week’s question: Music fans who got tattooed with Spotify QR codes, which activate a favorite song on the music app when scanned, are finding those codes stop working when skin sags and ink fades. If a rock band were to write a song about this tattoo failure, what should it be titled?

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THE WINNER: “Message in a Wattle”

Daniel Hicks, Randolph, Massachusetts 

SECOND PLACE: “A Lighter Shade of Fail”

Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana

THIRD PLACE: “Hang on Droopy”

Nap Lasch, Shawano, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

“Losing My Collagen”

Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida

“Only the Young Dye Good”

Erica Avery, Greenfield, Massachusetts

“Strawberry Fields for a Few Years”

Jesse Rifkin, Arlington, Virginia

“Don’t Wanna Be So Dated”

Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California

“Can’t Scan, Losing You”

Paul Myers, Great Falls, Virginia

“Can’t Play That Old-timer’s Rock-n-Roll”

Joe Sullivan, Louisville, Kentucky

“Brand on the Run”

Julie Steckler-Kopil, Suffern, New York

“Goodbye Little Black Code”

Cary Wiger, New Albany, Indiana

“Sgt. Pepper’s Only Art Won’t Scan”

Raven Deerwater, Mendocino, California

“Fade to Blank”

John Nagamichi Cho, Arlington, Massachusetts

“Purple Stain”

Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, New York

“Quit the Code, Jack”

Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

“Papa’s Got a Brand New Sag”

John Bregoli, Weymouth, Massachusetts

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