Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

(Inked) In Czech Republic, A Leading Presidential Candidate Has a Full-Face Tattoo
WP ^ | January 11, 2013 | Olga Khazan

Posted on 01/11/2013 2:45:28 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Inked ... Czeck

In Czech Republic, a leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattoo

File this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from head — and face — to toe, and he’s third in the polls in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, which is going on Friday and Saturday.

This is the first time Czechs will directly elect a president — a mainly ceremonial position because the prime minister largely runs the country.

Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has had two presidents, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus, and both were elected by Parliament. But both of those elections were plagued by charges of corruption, so the legislature handed over the vote to the general public.

Klaus, the incumbent, called the direct elections “a fatal mistake” because someone like Franz might succeed him.

Franz, a composer and 53-year-old professor at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts, campaigned on a platform of anti-corruption, education and morality, gathering 88,000 signatures in a petition for his candidacy in 2012. The Guardian reports that his tattoos don’t seem to bother most Czechs, especially the youth:

He has proved particularly popular with young voters – and those not yet eligible to cast a ballot. In a mock presidential election at 441 high schools across the country a month before the vote, Franz won by a landslide, winning more than 40% of the approximately 60,000 votes cast.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: czech; czechrepublic; europe; ihatemydad; inked; presidentialelection; selfmutilation; tattoo; tattoos; vladimirfranz; weird
Photobucket

"Finally ... my big chance. If Franz wins, I have a real shot at that high level public relations job that I have been seeking for a long time."

1 posted on 01/11/2013 2:45:40 PM PST by DogByte6RER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

He’d have a better shot at guv of Minnesota.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 2:51:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Crypto-Marxist "File this under, 'Things that could never happen in America.'" WRONG! We already elected and re-elected a Marxist. So what difference do a few tats make?
3 posted on 01/11/2013 2:52:36 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

Impressive Maori style ink, no less. I think it’s cool, personally.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 3:04:54 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

When people talk about someone having to carry a sign
that says, “I’m STUPID”, there it is.

Why do I feel certain he’s in the back of a patrol car...


5 posted on 01/11/2013 3:07:52 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

It’s a sick, sick world out there. I can see why the global communists have their best chance to achieve total global dominance over the planet at this time in history. Most people currently infesting this joint are totally braindead.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 3:14:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

Why doesn’t the guy fill in the non tat areas on his face and run as the first post racial president... Worked real well in the USA ...


7 posted on 01/11/2013 3:17:21 PM PST by JZoback
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

Good Lord, those things hurt just looking at them. Never had one or a piercing. Brrrrrrr... I hate needles.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 3:21:09 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 01/11/2013 3:28:05 PM PST by Starstruck (The police carry weapons for self protection)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

I was expecting a well done Maori style tribal looking face tat, but this guy looks like he’s trying to be Al Jolson.

Too much coverage. Not enough defined lines.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 3:28:27 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER
He has proved particularly popular with young voters

Tip of the Day: Codify into your law that no one under Age 21 (26 would be better) and who doesn't own property and pay taxes can vote.

11 posted on 01/11/2013 3:41:14 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

Too much white in the eyeballs. That will be the next frontier, no doubt.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 3:51:03 PM PST by Faith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Faith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30s6d67xCFA


13 posted on 01/11/2013 4:15:49 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Faith

They already have some who specialize in tattooing eyes. I saw it on the discovery channel that they can tattoo the whites with either full coloring or by inserting objects just under the clear part.

They even can tattoo in some glow in the dark ink to make your eyes glow under a black light.

I’ve got 3 tattoos and they really don’t hurt much. They feel like someone scraping your skin a bit and it feels like a mild sunburn for about a day or two.

But I cant imagine having anyone doing it to my eyes. That would be going too far.


14 posted on 01/11/2013 4:17:53 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: philetus; History Repeats

Thanks for the info. I’m speechless.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 5:38:20 PM PST by Faith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER

The world’s first voluntary negro? I do see some bare spots to work on.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 5:47:36 PM PST by zagger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DogByte6RER
He came in fifth. The run-off finished this weekend and tattoo face wasn't in it. Zeman the Socialist won.

But the big story is that his opponent Karel Schwartzenberg was actually Karl Johannes Nepomuk Josef Norbert Friedrich Antonius Wratislaw Menas Fürst zu Schwarzenberg), 12th Prince Schwarzenberg and 7th Prince Schwarzenberg and Duke of Krumlov. It's like the last 60 or 70 or 100 years didn't happen.

Except they did happen.

17 posted on 01/27/2013 11:16:12 AM PST by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson