Friday, June 19, 2009

...with a constellation on her face. a tattoo mishap?

The news is aflutter with the strange-but-true. So there’s this 18-year-old who allegedly wanted 3 stars tattooed on her face next to her left eye, fell asleep in the parlour, and woke up looking like this:

(Image borrowed from the article linked to above; it will be taken down upon request.)

Now she’s suing the tattoo artist, who naturally claims that she got what she asked for. At the very least, her story doesn’t quite ring true. Besides, she says “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.” So she fell asleep while getting a tattoo from someone who possibly didn’t understand what she wanted. Of course the whole thing smells of a pant factory after an unfortunate encounter with a pyromaniac.

But never mind all that. This is a fashion blog, and I’ll go out on a limb and say that I think the star tattoos are rather attractive. Cool, even. The artist did beautiful work, and it looks good on her. Of course, it takes a certain kind of moxie to pull it off. Getting a tattoo is one thing. Tattooing what is arguably the most visible and important part of the body takes a lot more than this young lady has. It’s unfortunate, really. Unfortunate that she’s not in a position, mental or lifestyle-wise, to get away with it. And also unfortunate that this misunderstanding led to complications for everyone. Good-looking or not, a mistake was clearly made.

Still: what do you think? Do you like seeing stars? Or should it be curtains for this constellation?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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