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savafan
07-01-2005, 02:32 AM
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15787600-13762,00.html

A US mother had the name of a casino permanently tattooed on her forehead after auctioning off advertising space on her head to pay for her son's school fees, she said.
Karolyne Smith, 30, turned her head into a permanent billboard after a large online casino offered her $US10,000 ($13,120) to indelibly emblazon its name on her face.

"I really want to do this," said Smith. "To everyone else, it seems like a stupid thing to do. To me, $US10,000 is like $US1 million.

"I only live once, and I'm doing it for my son. It's a small sacrifice to build a better future for my son," she said in a statement issued by the casino company GoldenPalace.com.

Ms Smith, who said she would put the money towards sending her son Brady to a private school, said she did not take the decision lightly, discussing it for more than three weeks with her boyfriend Jeremy Williams.

The gaming company, which has a history of outrageous advertising stunts, won the full frontal ad in an auction on eBay that drew 27,000 hits and 1000 watchers, it said.

"I think this kind of advertising will become increasingly popular as time goes on," GoldenPalace.com chief executive Richard Rowe said.

"Conventional forms of marketing just don't cut it anymore. To get people's attention, you have to stand out from the crowd," he said.

In addition to meeting Ms Smith's $US10,000 asking price at auction, the gaming firm said it had also given her another $US5000 for her trouble.

CTA513
07-01-2005, 02:51 AM
there was a guy that has been doing this for a while... she should come up with something original.

;)

RedFanAlways1966
07-01-2005, 07:36 AM
They have a picture of her in today's Dayton Daily News. The tattoo is not small.... and of course not attractive.

There sure are some stupid people in this world. :help:

GAC
07-01-2005, 08:04 AM
I'm thinking about getting one for my forehead that says "Space Available" :lol:

TeamCasey
07-01-2005, 08:14 AM
I was thinking about this the other day. I'm surprised people don't sell ad space on their cars.

RedFanAlways1966
07-01-2005, 08:15 AM
I am sure a lot of men have more space on that forehead to sell than they had when they finished high school...

RedsBaron
07-01-2005, 09:33 AM
I was thinking about this the other day. I'm surprised people don't sell ad space on their cars.
One of the first things I've always done after buying a car is to remove all the ads the car dealership stuck on the car. If the dealership wants its name on my car, it can pay me for the privilege.

RFS62
07-01-2005, 09:48 AM
I'm thinking about getting one for my forehead that says "Space Available" :lol:


There is a lot of vacant square footage in that general area.

You might be able to retire.

:cool:

CTA513
07-01-2005, 11:47 AM
I am sure a lot of men have more space on that forehead to sell than they had when they finished high school...

Yeah, but most of them arent stupid enough to have it tattooed.... and for only $10,000? She should be checked out to see if she is mentally stable.

Falls City Beer
07-01-2005, 11:53 AM
This is so 2004. :rolleyes:

RBA
07-01-2005, 12:12 PM
I was thinking about this the other day. I'm surprised people don't sell ad space on their cars.

They do.

Redsfaithful
07-01-2005, 12:12 PM
Everyone's bashing the woman like she's mentally unstable, and this is what she's doing with the money:


Ms Smith, who said she would put the money towards sending her son Brady to a private school

That seems pretty incredibly noble to me, that's she's sacrificing her dignity to try to make a better life for her child.

Keep calling her insane though.

RedFanAlways1966
07-01-2005, 12:36 PM
Everyone's bashing the woman like she's mentally unstable...

That seems pretty incredibly noble to me, that's she's sacrificing her dignity to try to make a better life for her child.

Keep calling her insane though.

Evidently you know her personally? Or you believe everything you read? I wonder if the father/husband is saving money for her son's education. They forgot to mention him in the article.

I really don't know. I know one thing... there are scholarships, a loan from a bank, she could have saved some every week for the last 11 years, etc, etc. I know one more thing... walking around with a Golden Casino dot com thing tattooed on your forehead looks really stupid. Just my opinion though. Have you seen her picture yet?

How long until she makes money be belittling herself on Jerry Springer, Oprah, Montel, etc, etc? I wonder if the kid will really get that special education. If so, I hope he learns more about budgeting and finances than his "big hearted" mom.

CTA513
07-01-2005, 01:10 PM
Heres a copy of the eBay auction:
http://www.goldenpalaceevents.com/ebay_archives/foreheadgoldie01.html
Make sure you read through the auction.


you are probably wondering why i am offering such a CRAZY auction,... well, as you can tell from my pics o LOVE ATTENTION i go to TONS of the biggest nite clubs in SLC and LOVE to be the center of attention YES i am your typical BLONDE i LOVE to draw attention to myself in a POSITIVE FUN WAY... and what better way to promote your company then on MY PERSONAL FOREHEAD With a PERMANENT TATTOO,.......please

http://www.goldenpalaceevents.com/images/foreheadgoldie01_pic_102.jpg

savafan
07-01-2005, 01:16 PM
http://www.goldenpalaceevents.com/images/foreheadgoldie01_pic_102.jpg


"No, no, no, it's all backwards!"

CTA513
07-01-2005, 01:22 PM
"No, no, no, it's all backwards!"


:laugh:

:beerme:

Blimpie
07-01-2005, 02:54 PM
Everyone's bashing the woman like she's mentally unstable, and this is what she's doing with the money:



That seems pretty incredibly noble to me, that's she's sacrificing her dignity to try to make a better life for her child.

Keep calling her insane though.Another way to look at it would be to say that her son might actually be humiliated by his fellow classmates at his new private school.

It's hard enough to be the "new kid" in class without also having to be known as the kid whose mom mutiliated her face to send him there... :help:

Ravenlord
07-01-2005, 03:02 PM
I really don't know. I know one thing... there are scholarships,not for me there weren't.

a loan from a bank,the bank 'lost' my paperwork so i never got a loan.

Redsfaithful
07-01-2005, 03:23 PM
Another way to look at it would be to say that her son might actually be humiliated by his fellow classmates at his new private school.

It's hard enough to be the "new kid" in class without also having to be known as the kid whose mom mutiliated her face to send him there... :help:

The mom's obviously misguided as to what she's doing. It's not going to work out the way she's envisioning. But if she's truly doing this for her child's welfare, and we have no reason to think otherwise with the information available to us, then she doesn't deserve the scorn she's getting. Pity maybe, but not scorn.

GAC
07-01-2005, 05:38 PM
Everyone's bashing the woman like she's mentally unstable, and this is what she's doing with the money:



That seems pretty incredibly noble to me, that's she's sacrificing her dignity to try to make a better life for her child.

Keep calling her insane though.

Not only insane. Stupid! There plenty of other noble ways to try and provide for your child other then having an advertisement tatooed on your forehead.

One's dignity is worth far more then a measily 10 grand too. It's priceless.

If she is working, I wonder what her employer thinks about this? Probably kills any chance for promotion/advancement. And if she isn't working - who would hire her?

Oh, that's right, she doesn't need to work after all the money she just made in advertising. :lol:

CTA513
07-02-2005, 12:04 AM
I was checking out that ladies feedback on ebay and saw on of the auctions she has won....

She wants to raise money for her kid but bids this.... :laugh:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1469&item=5590571986

savafan
07-02-2005, 12:43 AM
Those pictures were just creepy. Especially this one.

http://i15.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/4e/94/ff_1_b.JPG

CTA513
07-02-2005, 12:46 AM
lol I think this one is a little more disturbing...

http://i23.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/55/54/6a_1_b.JPG


:laugh:

savafan
07-02-2005, 01:03 AM
lol I think this one is a little more disturbing...

http://i23.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/55/54/6a_1_b.JPG


:laugh:

Yeah, but at least it fit with the rest. The other one is just out of place.