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June 17, 2009


(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and Siouxie)


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Celestial acne does not respond to Clearasil™.

Today's lesson: only have tattoos done at a place where they speak the same language. (although I think his side of the story is probably the correct one).

Starlight, Starbright,
First 56 stars I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have 53 of these removed tonight.

I'm betting HE's single. ICK.

Why 56 stars when there are 57 states?

My thoughts exactly Siouxie. Why would anybody do that to their body? And I also agree that she was probably happy with the stars until her father saw them and hit the roof.

That dude will never be able to blow up a balloon. Having a head cold must be torture for him, too.

Hmmm...I hate to make judgements based on how a person looks, but after seeing their pictures I think I'm going to believe her story.

Oh my stares!

"She claimed the Toumanaintz misunderstood her French and English"

I'm betting there's some residual hearing loss from those plungers in his ears. Looks to me like he tatooed stars in the shape of the #3 on her face.

Ok, I have ONE tattoo that I very nearly ran out in the middle of because it hurt so much...and it's not even on my FACE. HOW does someone sleep thru one tattoo, let alone 56. Was she drunk?? Aren't tattoo artists not allowed to tattoo folks when their drunk? Did she instantly pass out - cuz it doesn't take that long to do 3 stars, you'd think that when it went on so long, she might've asked "What's up, Dude?"

I believe the man actually said, "Shs sbtd shs wrntkd fuftwy-skx shtuoars!"

To think a mistake could be made by a fella with such unassuming eyewear...

There is No. Possible. Way. that she slept through that. She is lying.

Gotta go with Tattoo Boy on this one.

Slept vs. passed out ... you decide

Critical thinking is not her strong suit, as the astute commentor mentioned, Mensa will not be calling.

Daughter of mine would have been SMACKED hard enough to see a few more stars.

Punkin--Details, girl! Inquiring males minds want to know...

I DON'T CARE! I'm going to be closed-minded and judgmental and hypocritical and elitist and WASPish and xenophobic and whetever else you want to call me . . .

This guy is a freak! I would run away from him on the street. He looks a bit like a demon from Buffy or Angel.

Note also, why would anyone -- especially an 18 year old -- specifically ask for 56 stars? You eaither ask for three (a nice number for a little facial accent I suppose) or you describe this huge cluster you want on one side of your face. You don't ask for exactly 56 stars. Then again, you just turned yourself over to this freak, so who knows what logic applies in your universe.

Felonious defacement

Then again, you just turned yourself over to this freak, so who knows what logic applies in your universe.

Posted by: Boo Augustus | June 17, 2009 at 02:08 PM

Exactly, Boo. If she didn't run the second she saw this guy she's a moron and deserves what she got.

He's got subwoofers on his ear lobes. I bet that thumps!

Actually I thought the same thing as Punkin... how the heck can she claim to have slept through this? Seriously? My ankle tat took forty minutues and huuuuurt... Nice try girl. Goin' with the tat man for the truth. I think it most likely that she was awake and did as he said, looked in the mirror at several points.

As an aside, the artist usually draws what they will be drawing first and the client confirms it. So she probably didn't say, "I want 56 stars", but he drew them and she said yes or no, which requires very little french or english.

Maybe she initially said "Five or six stars"...but slurred, it sounded like "fiffysexstirs".

And, Allen, let's just say, though my tattoo is not on my face, it still hurt my cheek.

I have to admit I was startled when I scrolled down and saw the photo of the tattooist.

"She claims she fell asleep while he was doing his work... and awoke to 'this nightmare'."

Which one, the stars or HIM? BEJEEPERS!

Jules Clocher, a Belgian psychologist, said: 'The trauma this girl must be feeling is indescribable. She feels like a circus freak - and no wonder, because she looks like one.'

Obviously, Jules Clocher is NOT a Rogerian psychologist... The story doesn't say if he is her therapist, but can you imagine going to a psychologist and getting THAT kind of a response?

Kimberley: "Dr. Clocher, I only wanted three stars, but the tattoo artist gave be 56. I feel like a circus freak..."

Dr. Clocher: "Yes, and you LOOK like one, too!!!"

Wonderful empathy, there, doc...

Also, video here.

Last thought, rather than paying half for the laser tat removal, he should just offer to give her a "STUPID" tattoo on the forehead, pro bono.

...and make sure it's spelled backwards so it reminds her.

Why do some of those tattoos appear to be smeared? They also seem to be raised above skin level. I don't know from personal experience but I have never known anyone who claimed to have slept through a tattoo session.

I'll be glad when this fad is over with. One good thing about it though, at least you can tell the idiots by looking at them.

Wrinkle, wrinkle, little star.

How I wonder if you'll scar.

Up above my neck so high,

Like Mike Tyson's scary eye . . .

Steve: I too have never had a tattoo, but the area that is tattooed gets irritated and swells, giving that interesting 3-D effect for a few days after it is applied.

Punkin told me. (Actually, I saw it firsthand a couple times on customers when I worked at a gas station.)

They don't look that "smeared" to me, although a couple appear to be on top of birthmarks or freckles. And the big ones right above and underneath her eye both look pretty, um, misshapen. Even if I were inclined, I sure wouldn't be going to THAT guy for a tat.

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