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There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute…

December 28th, 2010 by

Got some money?  Feel like completely wasting it?  Here’s how: first you have to get yourself to Dubai.  Once there, head over to the high-end Burj Al Arab hotel.  By this point you’ll probably be in a really dizzy, half crazed state, considering the jet lag and the steady stream of wealth on display within this sail-shaped hotel.  Keep it together for just a little longer though and continue on to Flambeau Luxury Trading and Precious Skin.  See it?  All right then, now it’s time to get your very own temporary 24-carat gold tattoo.

Yes, that’s right, Flambeau Luxury Trading and Precious Skin is specialising in a new kind of temporary tattoo for people who want to spend money on something that will not last.  Granted, the starting prices for this aren’t too bad.  Fifty bucks US will get you your golden temp but I’m guessing it isn’t a very large or elaborate one for that price, considering that actual 24-carat gold is being used.  For the larger and more elaborate designs, you’re looking at something in the pricey neighbourhood of $US5,500.  Forgive me for saying so, but if you’re spending over five grand on a temporary tattoo, you’re a dick.

‘”It’s a revolution in the body art business, it’s the first time we can use 24 carat gold and platinum on skin,” said Arnaud Flambeau, managing director of Flambeau Luxury Trading and Precious Skin.

“We have had a lot of interest so far because it’s a new idea and a new product that’s between jewellery, makeup and accessories and it’s a lot easier to make the decision to get a gold tattoo than buy new jewellery,” said Flambeau.’

I suppose that it is easier to get a gold tattoo than to buy new jewellery.  Except of course, that jewellery actually lasts and a temporary gold tattoo doesn’t.  But yes, it really must be a burden having to buy new jewellery.  I myself can’t relate to such a bothersome activity, but I can only imagine how difficult it must be.  What a tough life the rich lead…

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