I saw this on The Register this morning. The local interest (Utah woman gets $15k for tattoo on face) angle was interesting – but I thought “no one could be that crazy”.
The local Deseret News ran the story – and it all seems genuine enough.
Hunting around – and it looks like it may be a fake:
“However, the lack of blood or bloody tissue, redness or swelling … makes me still seriously doubt this is real.”
It wasn’t a tattoo, if she even wore it. But Goldenpalace.com does use sharpies or other permanent markers to emblazon their logo’s on people. Usually it’s on a boxer’s back, or something like that…I’ve seen others though. The practice is real, whether or not this photo is.