Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ouch!

Took this photo about a year ago in Novi Sad, a city 70 kms to the north of Belgrade, where my husband grew up. Recently my kids and I took a trip up there in his honor a few days after his funeral. Ivan (my husband) and I had laughed hard at this sign, and we remarked that it didn't seem to be worded to bring in business. But the tattoo and piercing parlor is still there, so I guess that shows how much we knew about advertising! (This sign is in English, and the one behind it is partly in Italian; signs in foreign languages here are "in.")

15 comments:

Petrea said...

Hmm. Maybe the pain is what brings folks in!

I had my ears pierced a long time ago and my mother was horrified. I wonder what today's tattoo generation will see as shocking behavior in their kids?

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

Excellent, like the money exchange places called Piranha. :)

Though I'm guessing it's a nod to the band House of Pain?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZADbubu0Y

USelaine said...

Petrea's comment is funny to me, because my mom had to take me in to a jewelers and "give" me pierced ears for a Christmas "present" one year when I was in college. I don't think I would have done it otherwise, and it HURT LIKE HELL! She wanted to be able to buy me earrings, and I really am glad I had them done. Now. After all the pain went away. But generally speaking, I'm not a mutilator of myself. Or anyone else, for that matter.

fr milovan katanic said...

Novi Sad is one of my favorite cities in Serbia, probably because I'm from Vojvodina. Personally, I think it's much nicer than Belgrade.

Bibi said...

Belgrade Daily Photo, it just shows how out of touch I am with rock music---didn't even know there was a band named House of Pain!

Marie Reed said...

I almost got a tatoo when I turned 30. I was actually in the parlour. I wimped out. I wanted a little red sports car to go along with my mid life crisis of the time!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" won't get started on his rant about tattoos and piercings.....

This photo could have been taken on Telegraph Avenue in The People's Republic of Berserkeley....

soulbrush said...

what an excellent name for a tattoo parlour, why not say it like it is?

ellen b said...

How nice to take this memorial trip with your children. It's always great to come upon good memories of your loved one that makes you laugh in the midst of your grief...

marina said...

Tatoo are beautiful when they're small and elegant. If I could endure the pain I would make one!!! But think that I pierce my ears when I was 32 years old...




*I'm so sorry about your lose.*

Reader Wil said...

I am sorry about the loss of your husband.

Howdy Do said...

Pain is like lots of money to some people and the more it costs or the more painful it is the better they like it. I suspect that with the signs.

I only have one "H" for my post today. I hope you like it. I put it on Canon Pixels

Therese said...

Ouch!

Knoxville Girl said...

Depends on the area you're getting tattooed as to whether you have a house of pain or a thimble of pain, just sayin'. I think this sign is there to attract the macho types of customer. Makes me giggle.

Kim said...

Truth in advertising! Great photo of these signs and the memory of a good laugh. My husband had to have his earings removed by the guy at the tatt partlor for radiation therapy, and when that was finished he had the guy re-insert them. My daughter and I went with him, taking the opportunity to get the mother/daughter nose jewels we'd talked about for ages. (Yes, Louis in Albany, we really still ARE a Berkeley family at heart ;^) )Well, after watching my new piercing, she backed out pronto. This was good in the sense that now she knows she doesn't really want to be a doctor if she's going to faint at the sight of needles in routine procedures. Also probably means I won't get a "surprise, mom, look at my tattoo" anytime soon ;^).
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo