Eighteen-year old Belgian, Kimberley Vlaminck, is suing a tattooist after she fell asleep during a tattoo and woke up with 56 stars on her face.
Vlaminck claims that she only asked for three stars, however, Rouslan Toumaniantz believed that she wanted to look like the sky at night.
I cannot go out on to the street, I am so embarrassed. I just look horrible, a bloody freak.
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, that I wanted three little stars only near my left eye.
Vlaminck is now seeking the equivalent of about $15,000 in damages, the amount that it will cost to surgically remove the tattoos.
Toumaniantz, the 37-year-old tattooist at The Tattoo Box, offers a different version of events:
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.
Toumaniantz is refusing to budge on the issue, and while he is prepared to offer Vlaminck a discount on the tattoos, he resolutely refuses to pay for her surgery.
I won’t pay for the treatment. The only concession I would do is give a discount. If they are so dissatisfied they can only pay me 50 Euros because that is the cost of four stars.
UPDATE: As it turns out, Vlaminck was in fact lying, read about why she lied here .