Friday, June 19, 2009

IF that was my fifteen minutes, I really wouldn't want it.

Belgium teenager Kimberley Vlaeminck has been all over the news this week for claiming she went in to a tattoo parlour asking for a subtle four star design on the side of her face, falling asleep, and waking up to discover she is has been transformed into a 3-d map of the Andromeda Galaxy.
There's now a he-said, she-said war raging. Her tattoo artist is adamant that she asked for every last one of the fifty-six stars. (Having said that, he has said he will come to the party saying he will cover half of the costs of having them removed).
We possibly won't know who is telling the truth, but one thing I have to say, when your tattoo artist looks like this......

......do ya really think he's going be of the less-is-more school of thought?
Somehow, I think not.

14 comments:

Andraste said...

Nice, subtle glasses, though.
Still...what a douche.

laughykate said...

Heh, had to LOOK for the glasses after I read your comment.

Esther - ex Surfergirl said...

Kate, is that REALLY the tat artist? Honestly?
And secondly, that girl is a LIAR! I have a tattoo, in a far less sensitive place than my face, and there was no way I was dozing off during the tattooing process.
I fear it's one of the situations where she's come home and her mother has freaked out and this idiot girl has made up the daftest story ever!
A good laugh tho.
On a completely random note - I found this site the other day and thought you might get a laugh from it too.
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/
(Check out the 'favourites' section on the right hand side)

laughykate said...

Hiya Esther. Yes, it is indeedy the artist. Apparently it was the father and the boyfriend who did the freaking out and then Kimberley's freakout was as a result of that.

I can understand falling asleep when you're getting a massage, but getting a tattoo? You have got to be kidding.

And shall go and look at that website!

unPC lesbian said...

totally agree re the girl being the bullshit artist, there is NO WAY anyone could fall asleep during a tattoo. Mine are on nice fleshy places with minimal nerve endings, no way I could have dozed off, and if it wasn't the sensation of the needles goin in and out, the annoying incessant buzzing of the handpiece is enough to keep anyone awake.

laughykate said...

Heh, I reckon if sheep could talk they'd have an opinion on this as well. I not picking any of them have ever fallen asleep while being shorn.

Holemaster said...

Love to see his passport photo.

laughykate said...

...and what happened when he walked passed a giant magnet.

Daily Daydreamer said...

Ah this topic hurts my head...I've blogged about it myself but I'm annoyed at the attention it's getting. The girl is an out and out liar, everyone knows it. But that tattoo artist's rep is probably STILL ruined needlessly.

The Daily Daydreamer: Twinkle, twinkle...

laughykate said...

I read somewhere that he wasn't too unhappy as he was suddenly getting alot of publicity. Was it Oscar Wilde who said something along the lines of 'the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about'?

(Not sure if I quite agree with him, though).

B said...

He's a pretty looking laddy, ain't he?

Would he have 4 nostrils now?
Convenient for nosepicking

laughykate said...

B, 'a bridge too far' kind of springs to mind!

Meadow said...

Seriously doubt she could have fallen asleep, given my own tattoo experiences and having a high pain threshold as I do. Plus standard practice is to have a stencil of the finished tattoo.

Apart from the right or wrong, or the aesthetic qualities of face tattoos, or their merits in Western culture, those are really badly done. The points of many of the stars are totally off.

Ah, us humans...

laughykate said...

We're evolving very highly, it seems.