Old 15-09-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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I work for a newspaper group. This morning, there was a big kerfuffle, the group director was called in and everything. The cause? An advert from a Tattoo studio.

First one of the designers, then a manager, then the director decided that the advert was obscene as it featured a drawing of woman astride a tattoo machine.

I wouldn't really care, but it seems a bit rich as we're Edinburgh based and we happily run adverts for saunas (if your not aware of Edinburgh's relaxed licensing laws, thats code for brothels) and escorts every single day....
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Old 15-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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Old 15-09-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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I work for a newspaper group. This morning, there was a big kerfuffle, the group director was called in and everything. The cause? An advert from a Tattoo studio.

First one of the designers, then a manager, then the director decided that the advert was obscene as it featured a drawing of woman astride a tattoo machine.

I wouldn't really care, but it seems a bit rich as we're Edinburgh based and we happily run adverts for saunas (if your not aware of Edinburgh's relaxed licensing laws, thats code for brothels) and escorts every single day....
But a tattoo machine is practically a vibrator!!!
Hahaha. Well, it vibrates.......
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Old 15-09-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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That happened to me once - the local paper refused to print my ad which featured a pin-up, fully clad, but reclining in underwear.

I wasn't that bothered but I did wonder how many people had been tied up in meetings for how long to decide that a picture of a covered up woman was "inappropriate" lol!
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Greeting their arses off all the time about the falling advertising revenues in print too. Eedjits.
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Old 15-09-2009, 08:33 PM   #6
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You'd think a paper that runs ads for brothels would have no problem with a tattoo studio advert.

Especially as we all know that the only people who have tattoos are prostitutes and criminals.

Oh, and sailors.
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Maybe the studio should advertise gift vouchers too.... An ideal pressie to tip your favourite hooker with
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