DailyDirt: Everything Old Is New Again? Human Billboards…
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It’s been a while since the dotcom boom days when human billboard tattoos were all the rage. Getting a tattoo is usually not considered a prudent decision, but it does attract attention… and that’s usually what people are trying to get with tattoos. Maybe tattoo advertising is making a comeback, or maybe it’s just as permanent as the ink in people’s skin. Just make sure if you’re getting a tattoo for money, that you really like your corporate sponsors.
- Myron Robinson really likes Netflix, so he got its logo tattooed on his stomach. He didn’t even know that he’d get a free year’s worth of Netflix, so it’s gotta be true love. [url]
- NBA players have a limited time in the spotlight, so they might want to sell some advertising space on their bodies while they can. About 35% of players already have tattoos of some kind, but the NBA doesn’t (yet!) have any explicit rules restricting commercial tattoos. [url]
- Hostgator Dotcom (aka Billy Gibby) sold space on his face to a bunch of different companies (some that don’t exist anymore), and now he wants to finance his tattoo removal by selling more tattoos on his body. Gibby has 24 tattoos on his face that he wants to remove, but maybe he should try selling some other services that don’t involve tattoos…? (He’s open to legally changing his name again.) [url]
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