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Scarred For Life: The Teen Who Asked For THREE Stars on Her Face & Ended Up With A Constellation
UK Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:01 PM on 16th June 2009 | By Mail Foreign Service

Posted on 06/16/2009 5:16:26 PM PDT by lewisglad

A teenage girl is suing a tattoo artist for £10,000 after she allegedly asked him for three stars on her face - but ended up with 56.

Eighteen-year-old Kimberley Vlaminck paid £55 for 'the graffiti that has ruined my life' in her Belgian home town of Courtrai.

Kimberley says the tattoos have ruined her life She claimed the Romanian tattooist who performed the artwork misunderstood her French and English.

She claims she fell asleep while he was doing his work... and awoke to 'this nightmare'. 'It is terrible for me,' said Kimberley. 'I cannot go out on to the street, I am so embarrassed. I just look horrible.' '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.' Rouslan Toumaniantz, who runs the tattoo parlour called The Tattoo Box in Courtrai, denies her claim. He said she knew 'exactly what she wanted'. He added: 'She was awake and looked into the mirror several times as the procedure was taking place.

'The trouble all started when she went home and her father and boyfriend threw a fit. 'They are saying things now like I doped her or hypnotised her. What rubbish!

'She asked for 56 stars and that’s what she got.' To remove the stars would require surgery costing £8,500. But even the most advanced laser techniques would, while removing the tattoos, leave deep white marks all across Kimberley's face. She has launched legal proceedings against Toumaniantz seeking damages, plus the money for the operation.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Hobbies; Local News; Society; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: stupidpeople; tattoos
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1 posted on 06/16/2009 5:16:26 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

no,no,no, looks good /S


2 posted on 06/16/2009 5:17:45 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: lewisglad

Whew. That’s going to leave a mark.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 5:18:40 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: lewisglad

Calling Miss Stew Pid, Miss Stew Pid, pick up the red courtesy phone.


4 posted on 06/16/2009 5:19:09 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: lewisglad

I’ve never gotten a tattoo but I find it hard to beleive she fell asleep during such a painful procecess.


5 posted on 06/16/2009 5:20:10 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Islander7

6 posted on 06/16/2009 5:20:25 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

The tattoo guy should be sued.

The bad part of me thinks it is kind of funny. And also a great reason never to get tattoos in the first place.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 5:21:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: lewisglad

She fell asleep while letting a communication-challenged, pin-pricking artist have run over her face for all eternity???


8 posted on 06/16/2009 5:21:52 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: lewisglad

Well, this is Europe — maybe she should try to blend in by wearing one of those burkhas that are so popular over there.


9 posted on 06/16/2009 5:21:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: lewisglad
Now who's fault was it you got tattoos on your face?

Idiot!

10 posted on 06/16/2009 5:22:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: Islander7
Call Stu and ask to speak with the Mrs.


11 posted on 06/16/2009 5:22:37 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: lewisglad

Is she actually wearing a ‘sexy’ belt buckle...?

Honey, if you have to tell everyone you’re sexy,.....


12 posted on 06/16/2009 5:23:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: South40

Drugs.


13 posted on 06/16/2009 5:23:39 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: lewisglad

Yep, 56.


14 posted on 06/16/2009 5:23:51 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: HighWheeler

How about lots of makeup? Would that work and cancel it out...


15 posted on 06/16/2009 5:24:41 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Secret Agent Man
The tattoo guy should be sued.

Why? She got what she asked for and paid for.

16 posted on 06/16/2009 5:25:35 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: lewisglad

Doesn’t it look as if she has tape on her face where the stars are? Look at the bridge of her nose and at the top edge of the area where the jawline stars are.


17 posted on 06/16/2009 5:25:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: lewisglad

I wonder which 3 she wanted to keep?


18 posted on 06/16/2009 5:26:30 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: South40

They gave her a few too many pain pills and probably some valium as well.

Lights out.


19 posted on 06/16/2009 5:26:49 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: lewisglad

Kind of career limiting.


20 posted on 06/16/2009 5:27:14 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: lewisglad

21 posted on 06/16/2009 5:29:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s there to draw the viewer’s eyes away from her face.


22 posted on 06/16/2009 5:29:04 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: South40
But perhaps Tighe Barry shortened his last name from Barrymore?

I have never had a tat but have heard that around the eyes and nose really hurt. How did she sleep?

23 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:28 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: TheOldLady

Swelling. fresh tats really irritate the skin.


24 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:45 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: TheOldLady

Either a crappy pic or a photoshop job


25 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:50 PM PDT by enraged
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To: Wissa

She says she asked for three. It’s a he said, she said. I don’t think he made her pass out or anything, but I don’t think she went in asking for all that. I’d be totally open to anything that proves otherwise to vindicate the tattoo guy. I know that a lot of people now videotape themselves doing work, or audio record it. To avoid such heresay problems. It is getting to that, I have a recorder with me at all times outside the house.


26 posted on 06/16/2009 5:32:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: lewisglad


Says it all...
27 posted on 06/16/2009 5:32:27 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: lewisglad
There is no way the girl didn't feel the pain of getting tattoos on her face! She couldn't have fallen asleep during that!
28 posted on 06/16/2009 5:32:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: King Moonracer

She has a fine career ahead in the adult entertainment, or food service industry....


29 posted on 06/16/2009 5:33:59 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: lewisglad
'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.'


I often encounter language barriers when I order from take-out ethnic restaurants, but the worst case scenario has been getting abalone instead of eel. With tattoos, you should probably be a bit more thorough in making sure you were understood.
30 posted on 06/16/2009 5:34:11 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: lewisglad

Stupid is as Stupid does!


31 posted on 06/16/2009 5:35:37 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: lewisglad

Belgium has had a long history of language problems.


32 posted on 06/16/2009 5:36:23 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Secret Agent Man
She says she asked for three.

Could have been worse......the Romanian tattoo guy could have properly understood the "three" part, but misunderstood the "star" part.

"I am not speaking French so good, but I think she said "penis."

33 posted on 06/16/2009 5:37:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Kozak

Too funny


34 posted on 06/16/2009 5:37:35 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Sanford/Palin in 2012)
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To: USNBandit

Good one...


35 posted on 06/16/2009 5:39:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Kozak

I see this serving food and I walk out of whatever place hired her.


36 posted on 06/16/2009 5:40:39 PM PDT by xp38
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To: lewisglad

She “fell asleep”? Was stoned out of her mind, more likely and wanted this tattoo until buyer’s remorse kicked in.


37 posted on 06/16/2009 5:40:45 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: lewisglad

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2273018/posts


38 posted on 06/16/2009 5:47:50 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (I don't suck the Hollyweird teat.)
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To: lewisglad

It’s like Mike Tyson mashed with My Little Pony ...


39 posted on 06/16/2009 5:53:55 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: King Moonracer
Kind of career limiting.

Yeah. The number of stars doesn't really matter that much; facial tattoos are just a bad, bad idea. I've never known a girl with a facial tattoo, but judging from the guys I've met with tattooed faces, the message they generally send to the world is: I'm an ex-felon who is member of a prison gang...
40 posted on 06/16/2009 5:57:42 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Secret Agent Man
She says she asked for three. It’s a he said, she said. I don’t think he made her pass out or anything, but I don’t think she went in asking for all that. I’d be totally open to anything that proves otherwise to vindicate the tattoo guy.

His version is completely credible. Her version is implausible, considering the pain involved in getting the work done.

He denies that she was drugged and from what is reported in the story, she makes no claim to being drugged. Even without the pain, her falling asleep during the procedure doesn't make any sense. I'd expect that its not one of those humdrum, relaxing events that makes a person nod off when its happening. Maybe if you could find a few other people that slept through getting tattoos, I might change my mind. Short of that, I'm not aware of ANY support for her version of events.

41 posted on 06/16/2009 6:03:34 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: lewisglad
no way in hell did she fall asleep while getting that tattoo...
42 posted on 06/16/2009 6:06:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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LMAO...He did what she asked. Check out the pic. He tattooed the number 3 and it's made up of stars!!!


43 posted on 06/16/2009 6:08:18 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: Wissa

Never have received tattoo other than my upper arms but I nearly fell asleep while getting my tat on my left arm. After awhile the pain was numbing and it didn’t bother me that much.


44 posted on 06/16/2009 6:12:23 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

It looks like a three-fingered claw on her face.


45 posted on 06/16/2009 6:14:51 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: lewisglad

Needs more cowbells.


46 posted on 06/16/2009 6:15:25 PM PDT by bannie
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To: aft_lizard
Never have received tattoo other than my upper arms but I nearly fell asleep while getting my tat on my left arm. After awhile the pain was numbing and it didn’t bother me that much.

I'll bet you would have gotten alert pretty quick if the artist started tattooing stars on your nose.

47 posted on 06/16/2009 6:17:55 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: JimSEA
I'm votin' with you on this one.

It was cool that Daddy didn't like it (purpose, and all); but when boyfriend nixed it, she went into denial.

She is giving this tattoo artist some advertisement. None of us knew of him before this.

48 posted on 06/16/2009 6:25:17 PM PDT by bannie
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To: lewisglad

Lie down with a tatoo artist, wake up with as many tatoos as fleas.


49 posted on 06/16/2009 6:27:54 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Palin/Bachman 2012: Conservative Viagra)
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To: lewisglad

Scarred for Life?

More like Starred for Life.


50 posted on 06/16/2009 6:42:50 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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