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Million Dollar Festival Ticket Includes Exclusive Access to the World’s Only Concert Inside a Volcano

If you thought tickets to Coachella or Lollapalooza were expensive this year, you’ll get some perspective after hearing the world’s most expensive ticket is selling for a cool $1 million.

Revolving around Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2016, the pricey ticket includes so much more than merely VIP access to the four-day festival.

According to Forbes, the ticket includes so many amenities that the unbelievable price tag might even be a bargain. Forbes says a million dollars will get you:

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Most Expensive Tattoo Artists In The World — And What They Charge Per Session

These expensive tattoo artists have made names for themselves by being the best in the world. So what’s the going rate to get inked by one of these masters?

Yesterday, we discussed the most expensive tattoo in the world. While it wasn’t ink, it still sparked an idea — a list of the most expensive tattoo artists in the world.

These tattoo artists don’t just get top dollar to ink up a customer, they’re also some of the most respected artists in the business. Here are the top five tattoo kings (and a queen) and their average charge for their work.

Kat von D – $200 + per hour | Expensive Tattoo Artists

Kat Von D (Katherine Drachenberg) is one of the stars of the TLC series Miami Ink, and then her own TLC reality series, LA Ink. Von D began working at Miami Ink when tattoo artist Darren Brass broke his elbow, appearing in the first season of the show Miami Ink. Von D had a falling out with Ami James (we’ll get to him later), leading to her leaving the shop and the show.

Von D went on to open her own shop, get her own show, and start her own cosmetics line. Her estimated net worth is $5 million and her typical charge for a tattoo starts at $200 per hour.

Paul Booth – $300 per hour | Expensive Tattoo Artists

Booth is an American tattoo artist from New Jersey. He’s done work for countless rock bands including Slipknot, Mudvayne, Slayer, Pantera, Soulfly, and Sepultura.

Booth was an entrepreneur at a young age when he began his own sign making shop at the age of fifteen. He subsequently learned airbrushing and after he got his first tattoo, his daughter’s name, his interest was piqued and he wanted to learn more about what there was to the medium.  He’s now one of the most popular and expensive tattoo artists in the country.

Anil Gupta – $450 per hour | Expensive Tattoo Artists

Anil Gupta is famous for his truthful portraits and precise artwork. He formerly copied a cover of the 1974 scrapbook by the Grateful Dead authorized Skeletons from the Closet, and the tattoo was so meticulous and realistic, it looked copied.

Anil’s work has received attention from the media on an international scale, including several tattoo magazines, the “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” television series, and many other forthcoming projects. His tattoos win awards at tattoo conventions all over the globe.

Ami James – $500 per hour | Expensive Tattoo Artists

After living in both Israel and Egypt as a child, Ami James moved to the US as a young boy. In 1992, he started his apprenticeship with tattoo artist Lou at Tattoos By Lou. He is now the co-owner (with Chris Núñez) of the Miami Beach, Florida tattoo parlor Love Hate Tattoos, the subject of the TLC reality television program, Miami Ink.

James is now one of the premiere tattoo artists in American and his expensive tattoos range from $500 up to $2000. His estimated net worth is $5.1 million.

Scott Campbell – $1,000 for first hour/$200 every succeeding

Louisiana-born Scott Campbell is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing. After abandoning a career as a biochemist at the University of Texas, he fled to San Francisco, and began tattooing. He learned the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest shops in California, rich with stories and nicotine stained flash on the walls from it’s heyday in the 60’s and 70’s.

Campbell now owns and operates the legendary Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose client list includes New York’s art and design elite, fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, and a long roster of celebrities including Heath Ledger, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, Helena Christensen, and Penelope Cruz.

Campbell is currently not taking appointments but his expensive tattoos start at $1,000.

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Bugatti Chiron Will Be Most Expensive – And Fastest – Car On Earth

The makers of the fastest and most expensive car just doubled down on both. The Bugatti Chiron was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Convention this week and it’s a beast on the road and a burden to the wallet. But not much for those who can afford it.

The Bugatti Chiron will be the fastest and most expensive car in the world.

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“The successor to the world’s fastest production car has been unveiled ahead of the Geneva motor show overnight.

The Bugatti Chiron can reach 100km/h in a mind-boggling 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of in excess of 420km/h — both of which make it faster than a Formula One race car.

The Chiron is the replacement to the award-winning Bugatti Veyron, which set the record for the world’s fastest car twice: once in 2005 (408.47km/h) and again in 2010 (431.072km/h) with an updated model.”

If you’re thinking about a purchase you might want to wait it out. The Bugatti is getting more versions than the iPhone with the car makers teasing a “more powerful model next year.” The only thing more powerful at this point would be a street legal jet.

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Most Expensive Champagne

Times Square Chain Restaurants Offering Ridiculously Overpriced NYE Options

Did you ever think you would hear the words Ruby Tuesday” and VIP table in the same sentence? Probably not, but this is America, and anything is possible— that’s why The Squander even exists.

This New Years Eve, Time Square’s finest chain restaurants are offering ridiculously overpriced options for dinner options, according to The Daily Mail.

It’s not surprise that businesses around the nation’s most popular NYE destination- Times Square- are cashing in on the opportunity to make tons of money from the abundance of tourists in town.

What is surprising is that Olive Garden, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Ruby Tuesday are among the pricier options.

Ruby Tuesday, the Daily Mail says, is offering a $1,600 option for folks that could possibly fathom spending so much at a chain restaurant. The money gets them champagne, open bar, food and party favors but no actual view of the main attraction- the ball dropping.

Olive Garden is charging a much more modest $400 a person and including unlimited food and drink, but the thought of paying such a hefty price for some imitation Italian food just seems wrong.

At Planet Hollywood, the article says, a VIP table for JUST 3 will run for almost $1,600- and includes only a lousy bottle of vodka, a bottle of Champagne with a sparkler, and VIP service to spend even more money. Who would have thunk a business with only three stars on Yelp could charge so much.

If you’d even think about participating in such Squanderous activities for your NYE options, let us know.

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World’s Most Expensive Christmas Card

What is the world’s most expensive Christmas card like? No, surprisingly it’s not encrusted in gold and precious gems- but it does have something to do with The Beatles.

Going to auction recently, the world’s most expensive Christmas card includes the signatures of all four Beatles- Paul, John, George and Ringo- and was addressed to the British fan club founder, Sylvia.

“To Sylvia, Best Wishes” John Lennon signs.

Ringo Starr left Sylvia three kisses in the very British signature of “xxx.”

The 1963 Christmas card is attracting even more bidders than expected; with just over 2 hours left of auction at the time of this article posting, the item has reached a price tag of  $ 3,306. 

Just 13.8 cm x 18.0 cm unfolded, the over three-thousand-dollar Christmas card has certainly set a record, but that’s not entirely surprising from Beatles memorabilia- art and hand-written lyrics from Lennon have sold for over a million dollars, in same cases two.

A devoted fan and dentist paid over $31,000 for Lennon’s decaying molar in 2011.

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The Most Outrageously Priced Christmas Decorations

BT.com has compiled some of the most outrageously priced Christmas decorations, including the world’s most expensive snow globe and… Brussels sprout? See the lists’ stand-outs below.

 

The $4,920.55 Snow Globe

Designed with diamonds and including a miniature replica of your family, BT.com says, the nearly five-thousand-dollar snow globe from designer Leah Andrews defines holiday Squander.

The $1805.44 Brussels Sprout

If you don’t like Brussels sprouts, than the fact that someone paid $1800 for one on eBay is probably especially unfathomable for you.

 

The $123,389 Christmas Ornament 

As you could have probably guessed, it’s encrusted with diamonds and white golds and rubies and all that expensive crap.

The $10,500,000 Christmas Tree 

At 42-feet, of course the world’s most expensive Christmas Tree resides in a ridiculously over-the-top hotel in Abu Dhabi. Could have called that one, next.

The tree is adorned with emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and more expensive jewels to add to the price of its unmatchable height.

Read the full list of the most expensive Christmas decorations here. 

 

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Most Expensive Steak Costs $3200

A French butcher has used a high-tech aging process to craft one of the world’s most expensive steak that will cost you thousands of dollars to enjoy.

If you have extra cash to spare to buy a $3200, one-of-a-kind rib steak , you’ll have to get on a waiting list. Yep, it’s that serious.

French butcher Alexandre Polmard comes from six generations of family that have worked the craft, and he believes he’s perfected a technique invented by his family in the 1990s called “hibernation, said The New York Daily News. 

Comparing the aging process to that of the aging of a fine wine,  CNN says customer have to put their names down months ahead of time before being able to try the first-rate product.

Available for only select chefs, the breed of cow used is called Blonde Aquitaine, a rival to highly coveted breeds such as Kobe. 

This breed of cow is raised in comfortable, stress-free arrangements by Polmard and his family, enabling the meat to be so tender, a knife is barely needed for the final product.

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World’s Most Expensive Diamond Purchased for Seven-Year-Old

The world’s most expensive diamond, simply named ‘Blue Moon,’ has sold at auction for $48.4 million and was purchased as a gift for the seven-year-old daughter of a billionaire.

Hong Kong’s sixth  richest man Joseph Lau, of property firm China Estates Holdings, is estimated by Forbes to be worth $10.2 billion dollars and has a thing for super expensive blue diamonds.

This is the third multi-million diamond Lau has purchased since 2009, paying $9.48 million for the ‘Star of Josephine’ first and  $32.6 million for the ‘Zoe Diamond’ after, named after his daughters Zoe and Josephine.

He consequentially re-named his latest blue diamond purchase ‘Blue Moon of Josephine,” named once again after his lucky seven-year-old daughter who the diamond will be gifted to, according to CNN. 

According to CBS News, Lau spent a total of $77 million this week purchasing diamonds for Josephine.

To make some of the money back, Lau set another record by selling a Hong Kong office tower for $12.5 billion the very next day. 

In addition to having an affinity for purchasing elementary school-aged children the world’s finest products, Lau is also notably wanted on corruption charges in the Portuguese colony of Macau, where has been sentenced to five years in prison but is avoiding it by not going back.

 

 

World’s most expensive diamond purchaser Joseph Lau’s Net Worth: $10.2 Billion

 

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Most Expensive Wristwatch Sold

The most expensive wristwatch ever send was sold in auction this weekend.

A Patek Philippe timepiece now holds the record for most expensive watch ever sold, with someone purchasing it for $7.3 million at auction. 

“The watch, called the 5016A, sold at Phillips auction in Geneva for more than 10 times its low estimate of $700,000. The sale followed nine minutes of intense bidding by two anonymous phone bidders, and led to a standing ovation by the crowd at the La Reserve Hotel,” according to CNBC.com.

The complexities of the watch rather than diamonds or bling are the reason behind the watch’s price tag; despite being small, the watch holds 506 parts.

The 5016A is the only model ever created and includes a tourbillon (a mechanism that counters gravity to increase the preciseness of the watch), a minute repeater and retrograde perpetual calendar.

Other really expensive items sold at auction this week include John Lennon’s “She Loves You” guitar for $2.41 million and a cracker from a Titanic lifeboat that sold for $23,000.

 

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London’s Most Expensive Office Costs ~$566 Per Square Foot

In one luxurious office building in London, employees have the option of enjoying lunch in a top-quality French quality- either inside the connected restaurant or by requesting a meal delivered specifically to their office space through a lift-champagne included, leading The Telegraph to call it the office building with “champagne on tap.”

The most expensive office building is being refitted through the London firm Enstar Capital, and the firm has dropped approximately $4,397,950 to make it one of the most luxurious office buildings ever.

Important to note- over $1 million of that money was spent just to add a  brass staircase, made to appear as gold because of a super-expensive polishing treatment.

Smaller luxuries in the most expensive office building include switch-free lights, gold-plated Armani-hotel style bathrooms, and a rooftop terrace for some fresh air.

In a predictable fashion, executives from EnStar Capital are shopping the swanky office space to hedge fund who spend most of their time at work and to super-wealthy and/or royal families in need of private family offices who know a thing or two about excess.