Gallery: Better Things to Do With Real Gold Than Fake Tattoos

Ugh, here we were, thinking we had come up with literally the most insane thing to spend our money on (Harry Potter magic broomsticks from SkyMall that don’t even vibrate!) when the idly rich in Dubai had to go one up us. ‘Precious Skins‘ offers a new form of semi-permanent tattooing that involves putting actual gold into your skin, lasts a couple weeks, and can cost over $5k. Brilliant! I had all this money and was trying to actually burn it all but the smoke was choking me, so this is a much better solution.

However, if you are not really, really, ridiculously wealthy, here are some ways to get your skin to shimmer like gold without costing you a fortune.

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