A Lower Hutt woman's Trade Me auction, which offers advertising space on her bottom, has created a tattooing for money trend with four competitors jumping on the bandwagon.
Bidding for Tina Beznec's Trade Me auction "YOUR tattoo on my Bum!!" has passed $10,000.
She said the winner can get anything tattooed on her buttock to help pay off her mounting bills after being made redundant twice in the past year.
"You might think I am crazy for doing this! But yes, the winner of the auction gets ANYTHING they like tattooed on my bum!" the auction reads.
The auction has prompted a bidding war and has reached $10,299.99, and her reserve has now been met.
The 23-year-old will donate 20% of her auction winnings to the charity of the buyer's choice.
Beznec offered ideas for why someone would want to pay for a tattoo to go on someone else's behind including a "marriage proposal, business promotion, boredom, artist wanting to share design, awesomeness".
She said she felt a tad nervous about offering up her posterior for posterity.
Now four others have also decided to use TradeMe to auction a body part for tattooing.
Hibiscus Coast woman Marie is offering her rump, saying she thought she would "jump on the bum tattoo band wagon as well".
Her bid has reached more than $2000, and as well as offering to donate 20% of her total winnings to the SPCA, she says that she is a single mother with a special needs son, struggling to pay her bills.
Nine-year-old Nelson boy, Phoenix Stafford, has also offered any part of his body, except his face, up for tattooing. He said he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour of the spine and the auction was to raise money for his chemotherapy
"Every little bit counts so please help me, I have excellent support from my loving family and friends and the determination to beat my life threatening cancer, I just lack the financial funds Thankyou for your donations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sic)," he told traders.
Another trader claiming to be friends with Beznec.
Stephen from Wellington also said to have been laid off at the end of last year, and has put up his bottom for auction.
"I too am willing to offer a portion of my backside as a canvas for the tattoo of your design (sic)," he said.
He also paid tribute to Beznec, saying they were friends.
The two latter auctions both start at $1000, with Stephen's attracting 1 bid so far to $1010.
Hayley, 32, from Wellington also commended Beznec, and put up a spot on her lower leg for tattooing to raise money for her treatment for her bone condition in Australia.
"The NZ health system requires my bone condition to get WORSE before they will fund a treatment that slows down the degeneration of the bone. Backwards (sic)," she said.
"So I'm moving to Aussie to get this. It's expensive bisphosphonate treatment. Specialists and drugs etc. I will be working too. First year will cost about $12,000!"
Would you do it?
While some may think it is a crazy idea, many have commented on TVNZ's Facebook page saying they would get a tattoo for $10,000.
Kyra Winn said she would be happy to wear it forever for that amount of money.
Mari Kaukura commented: "Id do it for 10k. Who's gonna see it there seriously ... for 40k id consider putting one on arm lol (sic)."
And Maureen Mckenzie commented: "wouldnt do it myself, but good on her!! ink is ink! it doesnt change her personality, and anyone who knows her wont think any less. you go girl!!! (sic)".
But Nestor Fextu commented that he would "never" do it.
"Try to pay me $ billions and it will keep on being 'never' (sic)."
The tattoo will be allowed to be 9cm x 9cm and will only be on one side.
She will chose where the tattoo goes and is aiming to get it done on February 4.
The winner will be sent a photo of the tattoo and if they would like to watch the tattoo artist at work they are welcome to.
Would you sell advertising space on your body?