Signage Sunday Painless floats the lipPlease meet curator of this months Signage Sunday, Katie Schenk – our lovely South Africa based, Rethink copywriter.

She’s a fabulous eye for quirk and this is the third of four posts from Katie.

As I was shopping in the “China Town” area of Johannesburg, I stumbled on this massage and beauty parlour.

Of course, the building was unwelcoming with a wall around it, which is usually the case in the country. I got closer to the sign to see if they had listed prices along with their treatments.

Let me tell you, the treatment list was enough to decide that I honestly don’t want to battle with China Town parking for the sake of a massage. Never mind the prices.

It’s not that all their treatments are out of the realm of understanding; I can grasp facial care. And although I’ve not undergone the cupping process, I understand it’s quite popular. I do believe that an ovarian maintenance massage is probably a good thing though I am not at all interested in that (mainly because I don’t want most people near my ovaries).

But, I’m having a difficult time figuring out what “painless floats the lip” and “spinning really eyebrow” could be.

I assume these fall under the “museum” part of this business. For awhile, I wanted to know what these processes involved. But, I’ve decided I don’t ever want to know. My imagination has done a lot of work, and I love the visuals.

If you have no idea what spinning really eyebrow is, but you’ve got a delicious (or disgusting) image in your mind, please post it below.


This is part of Signage Sunday – have a look at these other signs from the series:

Signage Sunday: Curated: My Family. The Sticker you don’t want to see

Signage Sunday: That’s a beautiful bum

Signage Sunday: Would you like bacon with that?

Or check out all the signs on the complete Signage Sunday page.

Found an ace sign? care to share – go on, slide it into the comments or send it to me in an email. I’d love to feature more signs from readers here…