Crazy Days and Nights: One Two Three - It's Pretty Simple
Oh, please, who sleeps through 56 tattoos on the face, no matter how small?Tuesday, June 16, 2009
One Two Three - It's Pretty Simple
I don't care what country you are in or what language you speak, I think everyone knows that three fingers means the number 3. Kimberly Vlamnick is suing the tattoo artist who put 56 stars on her face when she says she only asked him for three. She says that because he is Romanian he didn't understand her. 'I think he didn’t understand what I wanted. He spoke only fractured English and French. 'But I explicitly said in my native tongue, French, and also in a little bit of English when he looked confused, that I wanted three little stars only near my left eye.'
She is now suing the tattoo artist. Umm. I don't care who you are, I think we can all pretty much agree that the guy figured out she wanted stars in whatever language they were using to communicate, and if she wasn't sure about whether he got the number right, all she needed to do was fingers, fingers, fingers. She claims she fell asleep during the procedure. Uh huh. How many of you are willing to bet that when you are getting a needle in your face for a few hours that you will probably stay awake until the procedure is finished. Also, to do three probably wouldn't have taken long enough for her to fall asleep anyway.
The tattoo artist says the girl was awake the entire time and often looked in the mirror to see how everything was proceeding. I think the shocking thing here is that she only paid about $80 for all of the stars. That seems like a pretty good deal to me. I think what happened is the girl was drunk and thought that 56 seemed like a great number of stars. She then sobered up the next morning and freaked the hell out that she looked like Mike Tyson and now is suing so she doesn't look like an idiot for asking for them in the first place. To remove them is going to cost about $15,000.
Update (via Buttmunch):
Belgian girl who claimed 56 stars were tattooed on her face while she slept has admitted she lied and that she willingly asked for the striking design.
Kimberley Vlaeminck said she "initially adored" the tattoos, but when her father reacted furiously she had decided to lie about it and blame the tattooist, London's Telegraph said.
Ms Vlaeminck, 18, made international headlines last week after she said she fell asleep after asking the tattooist for just three small stars, only to wake and find her face covered.
She said the Flemish-speaking tattooist had not been able to understand her French and English instructions, and vowed to sue him for the money to have the tattoos surgically removed.
"It is terrible for me. I cannot go out on to the street. I look like a freak," she said.
But this week she confessed to being awake and "fully aware" of what the tattooist - Rouslan Toumaniantz - was doing, The Telegraph said.
"I asked for 56 stars and initially adored them. But when my father saw them, he was furious. So I said I fell asleep and that the tattooist had made a mistake," Ms Vlaeminck told Dutch TV.
Mr Toumaniantz - who is covered in tattoos and piercings - had insisted Vlaeminck wanted 56 stars tattooed on her face.
But he had said he would pay for half of the laser treatment to remove the tattoos, The Telegraph said.
"Kimberley is unhappy and it is not my wish to have an unsatisfied client," Mr Toumaniantz said.
But after Ms Vlaeminck's confession he had withdrawn the offer, The Telegraph said.
Mr Toumaniantz last week said he did not mind the international exposure.
"I don't regret it. To tell you the truth, this has given me some publicity."
He now intends to get written consent from clients before he begins tattooing, The Telegraph said.Girl who said she woke up with 56 tattoos on her face admits lying