"Welcome...to Oopsy Daisy Island!"
Print ad (click it) supposedly published last month for Vanish-Ink, a laser tattoo removal business located in Charlotte, NC. For you youngsters, Fantasy Island was a corny TV series that starred Ricardo Montalban (right) as Mr. Roarke and Hervé Villechaize (removed) as Tattoo. The two would stand side-by-side (with Tattoo screaming "Da plane, da plane!") waiting for that week's guest stars to disembark from a seaplane. Already a tasteless ad because of Villechaize's 1993 suicide, what makes this ad more macabre is of course the passing of Montalban last week. The responsible agency is Charlotte's MarkedForTrade, who call themselves a "branding group," but whose website is under construction, or down, or nonexistent (image via). Previously in ads with tattoos in them: 1, 2, 3. Related: the tattoo sleeve is one of the stupidest things ever conceived.