What Would You Do For $10,000?

A Utah woman, Kari Smith, sold her forehead to an online casino on ebay for $10,000. She will put the money toward her son’s education (yeah, right).

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“I really want to do this,” said Smith. “To everyone else, it seems like a stupid thing to do. To me, $10,000 is like $1 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.”

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“It feels like someone is taking a pin and just stabbing you with it,” Smith told her son, Brady, seated nearby on the floor as tattoo artist Don Brouse – in permanent black block letters – branded her forehead with the Web site domain GoldenPalace.com….

“Will it go numb?” she asked.

“It’ll go as numb as your brain,” Brouse replied.

“My brain is already numb,” she said, laughing.

Yikes.

Can you imagine permanently destroying your face like that for a mere 10,000 bucks?

Yikes.

Alex Tabarrok wonders if this makes the case for vouchers.

Will Franklin blogs the heck out of stuff at WILLisms.com.

More eBay-related tattooing:

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And don’t forget the Michael Jackson tattoo squad:

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