It’s official: everything is for sale. Including the skin on your body. Especially if it’s attached to a sexy pair of legs.
Absolute Territory PR, a Tokyo-based company, is paying young women up to $128 a day for sporting sticker tattoos promoting books, hair removal salons and Green Day’s album iUno on their thighs! To earn the money, you need to sport the tattoo (which would necessitate a thigh-skimming mini-skirt) for at least 8 hours a day and post photos of yourself online.
So far, more than 4,000 teens and 20-somethings have signed up to be walking billboards. And critics are horrified at the way this commodifies women’s bodies. Sorry to sound dull and ancient but I have to agree. Selling space on your body may sound like a simple way to make some quick money but after all, it is space on your body. On your thighs, for God’s sake! Do I even need to explain the point I am trying to make?
The mind boggles.
What’s your stand on this skin-for-sale trend? Creative or exploitative?