A teenage girl is suing her tattooist she claims tattooed 56 stars on her face after she asked for three.
The girl is suing for over $15,000 in damages for “the graffiti that ruined my life”, after the tattoo artist allegedly thought nothing of giving her eighteen times the tattoos she requested.
The man responsible for the ‘graffiti’, himself covered in tattoos and piercings, insists he only complied with her instructions, and at the reasonable price of $90.
“I maintain that she absolutely agreed that I tattoo those 56 stars on the left side of her face,” he said. A witness to the affair confirms the tattooist’s statement.
The girl is most upset by the tattoos: “It is terrible for me. I cannot go out on to the street, I am so embarrassed. I just look horrible.”
Having no desire to leave a customer unsatisfied, the tattooist has agreed to pay for half the cost of laser removal surgery, though this will still leave the girl with white facial scars on the tattooed areas.
The girl insists for the full cost of the removal, despite the tattooist claiming she was satisfied with the service until she went home to her father and boyfriend. “They are saying things now, like I doped her or hypnotised her. What rubbish!”
Although the tattooist serves customers at a tattoo parlor in Belgium, he is Romanian and is said to have spoken only poor French and English, which may have contributed to the confusion.
“I think he didn’t understand what I wanted,” she said, “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.”
The tattooist argues the girl was awake and checked in a mirror several times to see how the work was progressing.
He has decided from now on to get written consent from customers for any procedure he undertakes, but does not regret his actions. “I don’t regret it. To tell you the truth, this has given me some publicity.”
One Belgian psychologist had this to say: “The trauma this girl must be feeling is indescribable. She feels like a circus freak… and no wonder, because she looks like one.”
Via The Daily Mail.
Few will have much sympathy considering the look of the man she retained as her tattooist…