A skint New Zealand woman has come up with a novel way to pay her bills: auctioning off spare tattoo space on her bum.

Cash-Strapped New Zealand Woman Auctions off Tattoo Space on Her BumTina Beznec, 23, from Wellington says she needs the money after being made redundant twice in the past year.

Beznec set up an online auction under the title “Your Tattoo on my Bum” and within 24 hours bidding had reached NZ$10,250.

“You might think I am crazy for doing this! But yes, the winner of the auction gets anything they like tattooed on my bum!” Beznec said in her auction notice.

She said 20 percent of the winning bid would go to charity” and the rest will go to me, I deserve it, I have been made redundant twice over the past year.”

The tattoo will be 9×9 centimetres (3.5×3.5 inches) and can be on either cheek. Beznec says the tattoo can be something personal or “a business promotion.”

Since news of Beznec’s successful moneymaking scheme hit the headlines three more people have followed suit with auctions offering body parts to be tattooed, including one cash-strapped single mum and another recently laid off worker.

Speaking of her decision to auction off bum space, Beznec told stuff.co.nz: “The way I see it is it’s going to be on my bum and it is something I can look back on in the future and remember this point in my life.”

Let’s just hope Tina doesn’t end up the victim of a vengeful (and rich) ex-lover: ‘Tina Beznec is a C**t’ probably isn’t the courage boosting reminder of hard times survived she is banking on.

By Rebecca Jones
Twitter: @RebeccaEJones