Jun 30, 2010

Yikes

I'm all for tattoos. I love em' (good ones anyway). I have one, and want many more. So it should be no surprise to hear that I was pleased to see a woman with some attractive sleeves greeting me (albeit with shy body language) when I logged in to check my Yahoo mail today. But upon ogling I noticed that she had incorporated a mix of social networking/communication icons & logos into her tattoos. As part of Yahoo's new mail personalizing campaign they have chosen to feature images of regular people. You know; hip, good looking, in shape, stylish regular people like you and me! I think they really out did themselves with this woman. Please, somebody tell me those will wash off!

11 comments:

labrown said...

Ha ha! I thought this one was funny too! It is a majorly bad photoshop job.

mgarr said...

I like it. It reminds me of a guy called "The Human Billboard" who has companies pay him to put a tattoo of their company on him.
http://photos.bizarremag.com/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_55/bizarre_magazine_27778_7.jpg

Yarleen said...

I'm glad to see they place normal-looking people instead of some generic skinny model.

Michael O'Hara said...

Yarleen: That's funny; my point was kind of the opposite of yours! I think Yahoo DOES use "pretty people" for their add campaign. I suppose it'd be less interesting if they used regular looking folk instead.

Mgarr:
Yowza... I don't think I could take any amount of money to have an advertisement permanently put on my body.

Mike

Erica said...

Photoshop can do some amazing things. Let's hope they did so with these tatoos! :D

Jacky Maille said...

My wife has 19 tattoos but none of them are corporate logos. The cobra on her left boob should be one though.

yoginicowgirl said...

Crazy photo ... I'm betting it was a body-make-up job where they "painted" over her sleeves to incorporate the logos.

dingleberry said...

I'm with Yarleen. She isn't model skinny, which is a plus even if she does have facebook yahoo and flikr etched into her arms

May said...

That's just a tad bizarre. Honestly. Even if it is body makeup or Photoshop, the advertising has gone just a little too far.

Michael O'Hara said...

People get strange tattoos. I have an appointment coming up to get my next tattoo which is basically a subway car coming head on (The old New York Interboro Rapid Transit logo). I'm sure lots of people would consider that strange, but I love trains and work at Kawasaki Rail Car so...

sam♥ said...

Wooooww.. I like some tattos. Classy ones, but sleeves of social networks:P A bit much don't ya think? hahaa