Did you know Sissi, Empress of Austria, had a tattoo?
She had an anchor tat on her shoulder, signifying her love of sailing. She was restless at the Austrian court, and so may well have done it for the expressed purpose of shocking her uptight in-laws, but, really, this ad could be in the dictionary under "poor taste."
Sniggering, voyeristric tourists, creepy, badly photoshopped "Winking Sissi," ugh.
She was so beautiful, wasn't she? Which is not to say that "beautiful people shouldn't have ink." My indignation is more along the lines of respecting the privacy of a woman long dead. Sissi wasn't Miley Cyrus, who is quite happy to flash her skin at us. Sissi lived during a time when the tattoo would have always been covered by clothing, so revealing it on a titillating outdoor ad at the bus station with a giggling gaggle of gawkers surrounding her feels disrespectful.
"Time Travel, The Vienna History Show," if you are interested is a "5-D" movie experience that is meant to give tourists an overview of the history of Vienna. We went once with some out of town guests, and didn't find it a terribly compelling experience. At one point, while describing the mass black plague graves of the 1300s, a bit of wind blows around your feet and it feels like there are rat tails moving across your ankle. So, yeah, great historical perspective.
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