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Advertising Tattoos

Advertising income for life guaranteed by wearing advertising tattoos
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For those that wish to supplement their monthly income - for life - what better way than to have advertising slogans tattooed onto the body. The permanent nature of these adverts would ensure a monthly payout for life!

Various parts of the body could be used, and the amount of money that could be earnt would vary depending on the body part. For example, the words "Heinz Baked Beans are Good For You" could be tattooed on the forehead for 200 pounds / 150 dollars a month! The knuckles could be used to store up to 8 letters of advertising, such as "I love ham" or "Nike Cool", or even "Just say no to drugs" (for those with fat fingers only), raking in 10 dollars a knuckle!.

For those who sunbathe regularly and therefore wear little clothing, this could turn into a real moneyspinner as one could hire out the entire chest and back for 2000 dollars a month!

I'm sure advertisers would be interested in this new market niche!

ccaamgw, Jul 18 2000

Rocket From the Crypt http://www.glazed.c...hotos/index_tat.asp
Get a tattoo of the logo for the band "Rocket from the Crypt" and you get free admission to all of their shows for life. [blahginger, Jul 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Casa Sanchez http://www.casasanchez.com/home.html
The restaurant that Jutta mentioned [confusionary, Jul 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

'International Tattoo and Piercing Institute' http://www.tpinst.com/tattoo.htm
Experiments with photo emuslion / glow in the dark tattoo ink. Left a pretty nasty scar, and the website has amazingly annoying picture protection things to boot. [StarChaser, Jul 18 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Forehead Ads News Article http://www.orange-t...?menu=news.quirkies
Truth be stranger than fiction [FloridaManatee, Oct 04 2004]

#68: Corporate Tattoos http://www.museumof...es.com/top1007.html
[hippo, Oct 04 2004]

Golden Palace Temporary Tattoo http://www.usatoday...02-04-04-tattoo.htm
Temporarily Baked [GenYus, Oct 04 2004]


       There was a TV story about a small burrito place where people who had the place's mascot tattoo'ed on them would eat free for life. Since the tattoo didn't have to actually be visible in everyday life, this wasn't quite the advertising deal it's made out to be, but both sides still seemed to be happy with it. [Thanks for the link, confusionary!]
jutta, Jul 18 2000, last modified Aug 22 2000

       I fear for good taste in the 21st century.
lucidish, Aug 22 2000

       I'll even pay any girl who gets a 'Hooters' tattoo
AfroAssault, Sep 14 2000

       And this brings up another one of my inventions: skin-colored tatoo ink for those who aren't really sure they want a tatoo...
Hawaii Boy, Feb 02 2001

       Baked (well, except for the obvious joke.) Penn Jillette got himself a tattoo without ink. ("Tattoo of blood", cf. the Captain Howdy song/CD.)
jutta, Feb 02 2001

       And then of course there is the example set for us by Nike, whose sales reps (traditionally) have the swoosh tattooed on their ankles as a sign of company loyalty. How do I know this? Well, of course, there are many people who know the story but I only became aware of it when the Nike sales rep was filling out his unemployment paperwork next to me after he was laid off. So from a practical standpoint, I would like to see guaranteed income tied to corporate tattoos, if for no other reason that because our Nike friend became a cautionary tale.
Quietus, Mar 31 2001

       Nikuza! Cool! But will they accept a lobbed-off little toe if one hasn't met one's target for this quarter?
jutta, Mar 31 2001

       has anyone heard about ultraviolet tattoo's which glow under uv lights, would look great in clubs
edski, Mar 31 2001

       sorry didnt notice link earlier but i read about them in a clubbing magazine a while back. You could get the in the early 90's. However there were health risks probably something todo with injecting the uv dayglow pigmants. i haven't seen anything since, i just wondered if anyone knew about them.
edski, Mar 31 2001

       i got a gola tattoo... worst mistake i ever made in my life (not really but you have to think about will the brand still be trendy years after you get it, or even worse, like zipyanna said, it went out of business. you would have an out of date tattoo AND no money from it)
panthaz paradise, Apr 14 2001

       i'd do it, but only if it was something I really believe in.
madison, May 17 2002

       Advertisers are now sponsoring college students to wear a logo on their foreheads 3 hours a day (link)
FloridaManatee, Feb 07 2003

       Adbusters has a spoof about this concept. High school award good students with Nike, Camel, Pepsi, etc. tattoos. It appeared in the 13 Dec. 1999 _New York Times_.   

       A radio station in Chicago, I think, announced that they would pay $5000 if someone tattooed their call letters in their forehead. The person who did it ended up suing to _try_ to get the money.
1kester, Feb 07 2003

       Upside down on a girl's calf:   

       MacDonnalds: I'm lovin' it!
FloridaManatee, Mar 18 2004

       Temporarily baked by Golden Palace. (linky)   

       I knew a woman who had FMLYMI on the inside of her thigh.
GenYus, Mar 18 2004


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