The traffic from the post is going to be insane!
Ok so you know how everyone is looking for an edge, whether it be in advertising or earning a living. There was a big boom in the 90′s with people selling ad space on their bodies. For the right price you could have bought real estate on someones face, ass or chest.
It was weird time and a lot of people wound up with a lot of tattoos they are seriously regretting, but meet the one guy still in the game and has even gone so far as to change his legal name!
This is Hostgator Dotcom, or as his mother knew him…Billy Gibby who was at one time a bare knuckle prize fighter. He says he does it to ensure that he can feed his 5 kids, as well as give him the ability to donate (financially) to his favorite cause….organ donation.
Dotcom at current moment has 37 tattoos on his body, a lot of them on his face, and even though he has plenty of available inventory, It’s difficult to find buyers. He even gone so far as to offer to add BuzzFeed on his forehead for $800, and go so far as changing his name (again)to ”Buzzfeeddotcom Buzzfeeddotcom Buzzfeeddotcom”, all in the name of to keeping his odd business alive. After years in which the world was flush with companies looking to exploit greed/lack of common sense, the market for human billboards seems to finally be dying off, and people like Hostgator are forced to contact websites directly to inquire about advertising.
It has cost him though, he has been removed from a few fight cards due to the numerous (now defunct) adult websites that have bought in for the prime real estate that was his face. Mainly due to the christian affiliations of TV channels or even the promoters themselves.