A woman in New Zealand is auctioning tattoo space on her own bum. Tina Beznec, 23, claimed that she is struggling financially after being made redundant twice over the past year. The auction, which will close next Friday (January 20), has already attracted bids of more than NZ$10,000 (£5,200 / US$7,900).

She posted on trademe.co.nz: “You might think I am crazy for doing this! But yes, the winner of the auction gets ANYTHING they like tattooed on my bum!

“For those who do not know, tattoos are forever, so whatever goes on STAYS on!” Beznec added that 20% of the winning bid will go to charity, while the maximum tattoo size allowed will be 9cm by 9cm. She 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. The bidders at the moment all appear to be businesses or advertising agencies, and I feel very confident that they aren’t going to do anything racist.       –DS