Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dutch Prank Tattoo Job: Ridiculously Beautiful

Too good to be true. The amazing viral video of a Dutch woman getting inked by a Dutch tattoo artist with the colored profile pictures of her 152 Facebook friends in a one-time 30-hour long session turned out, as I predicted, to be a creative promotion for Rotterdam tattoo artist Dex Moelker and his company. 
The inked multicolored artwork on the woman's right arm is really snazzy and visually appealing. Getting a tattoo of your 152 Facebook friends is not a bad idea at all. 
Via CNN:
Moelker just came clean to the Dutch newspaper the Telegraaf, saying it was in fact a publicity stunt. The woman in the video didn't have the tattoo inked during a 30-hour period as the video claimed. 
"It is a try out tattoo, a transfer, that washes off in a couple of days," he (Moelker) told them. 
READ the whole story here...
Maybe, someone should have a tattoo of his or her school besfriends' yearbook photos in time for the homecoming reunion either in black and white or sepia. What about vintage Playboy covers? Or, Time Magazine Person of the Year covers?      

Wednesday's Best: A Father's Story

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story." - Orson Welles

This is a mini documentary about "Son", a cylco driver in Ho Chi Minh City. I met him during my stay in Vietnam and he told me his story. In the early Seventies he has fought with the Americans against the Vietcong. After the war he was put into prison by the North Vietnamese. Now he seems to be a happy family father... 
Shot on Canon EOS 7D, Recorded on Zoom H4n

Pope Joins Twitter & Posts His First Holy Tweet

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI joined the Twitter world by posting his first Tweet via Apple's iPad on Tuesday afternoon.

Dear Friends, I just launched Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVIless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply