Girl reveals trauma of ‘waking up’ to find 56 stars tattooed on face

June 17th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 17 (ANI): A teenage girl was left wide-eyed after she woke up with 56 stars tattooed on her face, claiming she asked the tattooist for just “some points of colour”.

Kimberley Vlaminck alleged she asked for only three stars to be tattooed near her left eye to continue her father Diego’s tradition of tattoos.

And as her dad had an ice-cream outside, the 18-year-old claimed she fell asleep while getting tattooed.

“When he started to tattoo me, I did not feel pain and I fell asleep. I awoke as he tattooed me on the nose and I saw what he had done. I counted 56 stars,” The Telegraph quoted her as saying.

“I cannot go out on to the street, I am so embarrassed. I just look ugly, a freak, mutilated,” she added.

Vlaminck and her livid father have gone to the police and are seeking 9,000 pounds in damages to fit the bill for laser surgery to remove the tattoos.

But artist Rouslan Toumaniantz, who runs the Courtrai tattoo parlour called The Tattoo Box, has denied the claims.

He said: “She was awake all the time. I did not hypnotise or dope her, as they say, it was with agreement. No way could I have tattooed so many stars on her face against her will.” (ANI)

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