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NZ Woman Auctions Off Bottom Tattoo Space

From a cheeky Agence France-Presse:

New Zealand woman auctions tattoo space on backside

January 12, 2012

A cash-strapped New Zealander is auctioning off the chance to put a tattoo on her derriere so she can pay her bills. Wellington woman Tina Beznec, 23, says she needs the money after being made redundant [laid off] twice in the past year.

Does Bain Capital have a New Zealand branch?

She set up an online auction under the title "Your Tattoo on my Bum" and within 24 hours bidding had reached NZ$10,250 (US$8,135) while another three people have followed suit with auctions offering body parts to be tattooed.

"You might think I am crazy for doing this! But yes, the winner of the auction gets anything they like tattooed on my bum!" Beznec said in her auction notice.

Think how much money people could make just from Obama’s re-election campaign, if this comes to our shores.

She said 20 percent of the winning bid would go to charity "and the rest will go to me, I deserve it, I have been made redundant twice over the past year."

The tattoo would be 9×9 centimetres (3.5×3.5 inches), it could be on either cheek and could be something personal or "a business promotion" she said.

We can imagine all kinds of businesses jumping at the chance.

"The way I see it is it’s going to be on my bum and it is something I can look back on in the future and remember this point in my life," she told the Stuff.co.nz website.

Ms. Beznec seems to have a weakness for puns. No wonder she keeps getting laid off.

In a rival auction, a woman who identified herself as "Marie" said she decided to copy Beznec’s money-raising scheme because "I’m a single Mum struggling just to pay the bills".

S. J. Parker said he was auctioning his backside for a tattoo because "I was laid off myself at the end of the year so have mounting bills. I’ve been offered a job teaching overseas shortly so got to get that airfare somehow."

Well, to be fair, women have been marketing their backsides since time immemorial.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “NZ Woman Auctions Off Bottom Tattoo Space”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    ‘Does Bain Capital have a New Zealand branch?”

    LOL.

  2. proreason says:

    THIS is the form of free enterpirse I wholeheartedly support. It’s genius.

    But won’t the gubamint declare it to be discriminatory. Obviously, the young lady’s bum is more valuable that a man’s bum, and that just isn’t fair.

    We need price controls so that the outcome for men is the same as for women.

  3. proreason says:

    We should all get behind this gal.

    She’s a class act, but kind of cheeky if you assk me.

    Butt I want to get to the bottom of how she thought of her idea, and If somebody crass stops her from doing it, it will be a bummer.

    • tranquil.night says:

      “Butt I want to get to the bottom of how she thought of her idea”

      Heh. The profit motive probably has her thinking she can be a bust-out hit in the Assvertising business.

      Cheers to hopefully not bottoming out, young courageous entrepreneur.

      That there is New Zealand’s future Prime Minister.

  4. wirenut says:

    This isn’t fair at all! I’m just saying, well to be blunt! Some people have a heck of alot more advertising space than others. My guess is, the boy-king won’t be renting any billboards this year. You might say it’s,
    “in house”.

  5. yadayada says:

    unless she’s a stripper (or very skanky) who’s gonna see it?
    if she’s a skank, maybe 4-5 guys a week? maybe a Trojan ad? Anal Eez?
    your advertising dollar (as well as ad, &/or product) would be going down the crapper.
    no wait, ON the crapper… in the crapper? ????
    this can get confusing

    butt, if she does go into stripping—she won’t be broke for long.
    hmmmmm….decisions decisions

    place your butts, err bets, or something

  6. canary says:

    The obscene high dollar $ tatoos on her arm, etc may be why she can’t find a decent job. If people don’t think it effects their job hiring or a marijuana tatoo (or gang) coming in to ER adding a wrench in diagnosing a patient who simply complains of pain in their back etc. wanting free treatment and pain often leading to quite a ruling out and seeking a cause at great cost.


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