April 14, 2011

T is for Tattoo

Every city I've ever been to has its rundown section. Bucharest is no exception. This area we walked through looked like it was dying... one rundown or abandoned building after another. Perhaps to make way for new development? I don't know.

I was surprised, then, to see this tattoo shop with its provocative large sign. Who would go here?

Bucharest, 2011

Linking with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday and Lesley's Signs, Signs.

35 comments:

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Well, actually, my daughter in law would go there! lol....

Very cool photo..

toby said...

Wow, that sign is really huge, now that I notice the man in the bottom right corner :)

EG Wow said...

Not me... but I'm a chicken and I hate needles. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

The sign certainly gets attention in the midst of all that crumbling of life! The guy could have a good business with no chance of competition! Perhaps secrecy is the selling card!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

wow that sign does looks new and huge...& like EG Wow, I'm chicken too...I'm amazed that I even birthed 3 children with no epidurals or pain meds!...such a wimp to pain...low pain tolerance. But my hubby and son have tats...although, my hubby, aka Mr. Safety man, would have to check that place out first for cleanliness, etc...

Blessings & Aloha!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lot of us wouldn't go to one in ANY section of town -- but usually tattoo parlors" are in those kind of areas aren't they?

Jackie said...

needles and drugs are related ? idk

Who likes getting tattoos anyway?

Pondside said...

Ummmm not I - but my DIL just might!

Donnie said...

I have a neighbor who has probably been there. Some of his look as large as this sign.

Postcardy said...

That's a cool sign. I like the contrast with the buildings.

Joy said...

Yes I know someone who would not be able to resist going in. Wonder if the tattooist did it. Great capture.

Inger-M said...

It's certainly very visible.. but like most here, I wouldn't go in, no unnecessary needles for me :-) Nice find!

upinthecosmos said...

I love me some tattoos so I'd probably take a peek & check it out:-)

Nice picture!

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Genie said...

That gal is something else. I guess tree are tattoo parlors everywhere in the world. They certainly are popular at the moment. Anybody should see that big red, TATTOO.

ewok1993 said...

larger than life sign. must be in need of business for such a huge sign.

Lesley said...

What an interesting corner! So much to see and deem photo-worthy. Still, I would not think it was the cleanest of neighbourhoods for a tattoo parlour!

VioletSky said...

They sure don't want you to miss them, if you were in the market for a tattoo!

J Bar said...

Stands out.

T. Becque said...

Intriguing shot, I really like the contrast between the what appear to be abandoned buildings and then this sign.

Dinah said...

That is one cool sign!

Andy said...

Holy mackerel. It looks like a war zone.

storybeader said...

looks like the only life in town. Maybe it's still there bec. no one knew how to tear it down... Great photo! {:-Deb

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is quite a sign. It would cause a ruckus here in Oklahoma, USA.

Halcyon said...

I guess people who need tattoos on their rumps? Interesting sight for sure!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We don'th have signs like this where I live.

joo said...

Actually I wouldn't go to ant tattoo shop, but really like your photo. You're more that right, every city has such a zone and we always end to forget it!

Scrappy Grams said...

Whoa! Very toned behind!

RedPat said...

The sign looks to be in better shape than anything else in the pic!

Sue said...

Not I!!

;)

Judie said...

There was a time when my DIL would have gone there, but since she had twins, and the tat of two geckos around her navel now looks like to commodo dragons, I think she would pass!

Clytie said...

What an interesting and unique contrast ... the slick and perfect Tattoo parlor sign, and the tattered and crumbling vista around it. Very nice!

Kaori said...

Maybe it was there before it was run down? Well, no matter where it is, I'm not letting anyone with a tattoo needle cone near me. Ever. ;D

JM said...

I don't know why but this looks like a movie setting. Love this shot.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I'm surprised that there was no grafitti on that sign!

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Jenny said...

What a neat contrast picture you captured here.

I love the sinewy curve of her form against the hard lines of the buildings.

This was really a compelling stop on our little journey through Alphabet Soup week.

This picture will stay in my mind.

Thank you for linking.

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