Creative solutions and novel ways to make money are often things I respect. At the very least, I’m interested in learning about how people come up with different ideas to get ahead. Innovation brings progress, and sometimes new revenue streams!
I just came across an article on Yahoo that caught my attention for those reasons. The concept is that people can use their own skin as advertising platforms. Yes, that’s right: tattoos as advertisements.
For a business, there is some value based on the media coverage and awareness of the brand that is generated by an actual person having a tattoo. Of course if this became completely widespread, I wonder if the shock value factor would simply diminish.
For the person receiving the tattoo, there would be an opportunity to benefit in variety of ways. Perhaps that person might want to get media coverage as well. Or, maybe get free products or services. Per the article, some people at one company even had the opportunity to get a pay raise by getting a tattoo of the employer’s logo. Perhaps some folks out there could earn straight-up case or monthly payments for serving as an advertising platform!
It’s all kind of interesting to me, and in line with the idea I had when writing a post on how to monetize anything. The scope of that post was really to share some alternative ways of monetizing and introduce the idea that many things could be monetized if we put our minds to it. Well, in this case, tattoos represent just that!
Would you do this?
Personally – and this might be very different from what others would do – I would not do that. That’s a line that I don’t think I could cross. There are plenty of other ideas for side hustling that people could go for. Then again, I’m someone who doesn’t like the ideas of tattoos on myself at all, and wouldn’t ever get one done. Now, I’m most definitely not judging others who do, but I don’t want to get one for myself.
Of course, everyone has a price, and I’m no different. If an offer was absolutely exhorbitant and beyond my wildest imagination in terms of how much I could make, I might consider it. But nobody would waste a massive sum of money for regular ole me to get a tattoo!
But if someone didn’t feel that way about tattoos, it’s an option for making money. The way I look at it, to each his (or her) own. So while I wouldn’t go this route, I still think it’s still a creative, cool idea. Another example of how there are so many different ways that people generate side income!
My Question for You
What would be your price, if any, for getting an advertising tattoo?
Let’s say it had to be on your arm. Any number is okay to suggest, this is just for fun!