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April 15, 2012

Ah, Youth! File Under: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."


When the tattooed 20s and 30s of today hit 70 I'm glad I'll be gone: 56 stars tattooed on Belgian woman's face still visible a year after she planned to have laser surgery
In June 2009, Kimberley Vlaeminck lied to family and reporters that she had asked tattooist Rouslan Toumaniantz for just three stars near her eye. As her regret sank in, she claimed he kept adding more and more after she fell asleep at the Tattoo Box in Coutrai, Belgium.

Reality and truth check for Kimberley. This is her tattooist. Would you fall asleep within a mile of this thing?
HT: ricki

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 15, 2012 1:41 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: pbird at April 15, 2012 2:35 PM

My advice to my children:

"Never allow yourself to be tatooed with a word in a language that you can not understand or with name other than yours, your mother's, or your first born's. Better yet do not allow yourself to be tatooed. Throughout history only slaves and prisoners have been tatooed.


'The tattoo-removal business is booming, according to a May Fox News report that highlights dissatisfaction with formerly trendy Chinese-language tats that were often either mistranslated as nonsense ("blood and guts" translated as "blood and intestines") or were actually jokes pulled on people too cool for their own good (such as Chinese words for "gullible white boy"). A removal service in Beverly Hills, Calif., said it takes off at least seven Asian tattoos a week. [Fox News, 5-9-06]'"

Posted by: Fat Man at April 15, 2012 2:50 PM

Emo Mother fu¢*er. Looks like he fell into a fishing tackle box.

Posted by: Peccable at April 15, 2012 4:34 PM

Hmmm. Tattoo removal.

Well, since my line of work (book sales) is dying on the vine, I *do* need to be looking in new directions for a different career.

Hmmm, again.

Posted by: Cameron Wood at April 15, 2012 4:58 PM

My life is a string of "it seemed like a good idea at the time". It wasn't.

Posted by: twolaneflash at April 15, 2012 7:29 PM

So this guy looks in the mirror, and actually thinks that he improved the face that God gave him.
Oh, well.


Posted by: jwm at April 15, 2012 7:34 PM

Little boy to grandmother: "Grandma, why do you have a tattoo and why do they call it a tramp stamp?"

Posted by: drdave at April 15, 2012 8:04 PM

I don't have any tattoos, but if I ever decide to get one, it'll just be a long-expired "Sell By" date, on my ass.

Truth in advertising, you see.

Oh, and lazer tattoo removal? Why, when a belt sander is only $79 at Home Depot?

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 15, 2012 8:44 PM

My D-I-L wanted a tattoo. I went all Mother on her, which I had never done before. "Over my dead body," I shouted. I threw an all-out snot-flinging fit---which left her in complete shock (she has beautiful skin---really, just like a baby's---butter soft). As a last-ditch shot, I reminded her that God told the children of Israel NOT to tattoo themselves like the heathens did.

Posted by: Deborah at April 15, 2012 9:07 PM

He didn't speak English well enough. He spoke French or some derivative. I guess 3 étoiles sounds a lot like 56 étoiles.

Posted by: Jewel at April 15, 2012 10:47 PM

If you told a girl she would have to spend the rest of her life without changing her hair or her fashion, she would be horrified, so where does this confidence in tattoos spring from?

Posted by: Anonymous at April 15, 2012 11:02 PM

The only tat should be be on the buns of a bumboy saying, "Exit only."

Posted by: Ed G. Mann at April 16, 2012 3:52 AM

I was at a beautiful resort on the island this past Saturday. The weather was wonderful. The beer was cold. The company good. We were sitting under shade by the beach when a nearby couple decided to go snorkeling. The woman of the couple was a lovely girl in a skimpy bikini. Until she turned her back. She flashed us a huge series of tatoos all down her back, from shoulders to tramp stamp.

We all looked at each other and were aghast.

I don't know that it matters, but my company that afternoon was a lesbian couple. They could no more stand the tatoos than I.

Posted by: Mike at April 16, 2012 12:42 PM

Must be a generational thing. I simply don't understand why people think "ink" makes them look better. I have never seen anybody whose appearance was improved with a tattoo. Never.

Posted by: waltj at April 16, 2012 12:46 PM

My daughters said to their friends,
'I would love to get a tattoo with you but my dad would kill me.' :)

Posted by: Rocky at April 16, 2012 1:23 PM

I am waiting for the next time Janeane Garofalo appears on some cable news channel and offers one of her customarily stupid, smug, self-satisfied opinions about something she knows not much about. I am praying whoever is taking the opposite position from hers takes the occasion to note that all the ink on her arms makes her look as if she doesn't wash thoroughly.

Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Mike James at April 16, 2012 2:30 PM

I'd hit it.

The girl, I mean.

Not the cyborg.

Posted by: rickl at April 16, 2012 9:33 PM

...that all the ink on her arms makes her look as if she doesn't wash thoroughly.

What makes you think that she does?

Posted by: waltj at April 17, 2012 12:23 PM

That tatooed fu#$er needs a different set of eyeglasses.

Posted by: edaddy at April 18, 2012 7:06 PM

When my middle child was almost sixteen, he came to spend the summer. Early on, he asked me to take him and get him tattooed. I told him, "sure, right across your forehead. It'll say, 'I'm a fucking idiot.' because that's what you're telling the world." He laughed, and understood. Six months later, my ex-wife took him and his younger sister to Florida for Spring Break, and brought them back, both tatted up. The girl was fourteen at the time. It was a calculated affront. Perhaps one day the child will understand.

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