Putting Skin IN THE GAME

People (South Africa) - - Strange But True -

YURY GALAKTIONOV is an ar­dent rock ’n roll fan. There are many like him who’d sup­port their favourite bands come hell or high wa­ter, bad al­bums and great tours.

The Rus­sian na­tive even has a ‘Rock ’N Roll For­ever’ tat­too scrawled across his en­tire back – such is his ded­i­ca­tion and pas­sion for the genre. But Yuri has some­thing else rock ’n roll re­lated that he thinks is far more valu­able. He has a se­ries of au­to­graphs from fa­mous rock mu­si­cians tat­tooed on his body, too. Mu­si­cians like Ozzy Os­bourne, Sting and Klaus Meine have all scrib­bled their au­to­graph on his body and when he man­ages to snag a sig­na­ture, he has a tat­too artist im­mor­talise it. He has 10 au­to­graphs in to­tal (so far) and he means to make a bit of money out of this. He will auc­tion his skin start­ing at R1.4-mil­lion for any one per­son who’d like his set of fa­mous sig­na­tures. It’s a good way to make a quick buck, but the high­est bid­der will have to wait un­til Yuri’s death be­fore they can get their hands on a piece of him.

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