150 Types of Unusual Investments – The List

131. Tattoos – this bizarre investment opportunity involves owning tattoo designs, then demanding a licensing fee if the tattoo is ever used in a movie, in an advertisement or any other commercial endeavor.

It’s a very raw, untested opportunity and still playing out in the court system.  It is yet to be seen if the intellectual property owner will be able to collect money this way.

The design needs to be a trademarked design, not something generic.

It is unclear if a tattoo design can be treated like other intellectual property when it appears in a commercial production like a movie.