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Official Response From Rouslan (aka TattooBox)
I'm pretty sure that most of the mod world has read about the story where a girl has gotten her face tattooed with a bunch of stars and is claiming that the artist did it while she was asleep (that should reek of BS right there...). Needless to say though, no one's first tattoo should be on their face. Especially that young.

Anyway, now there's all this hoopla going around, I figure it's only fair to hear the other side of the story.

Here is Rouslan's Official Statement (in both English and French)

.: Adam

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Pictures of Kimberley Vlaminck taken just after the tattoo session (I take quite often pictures of my work) as they were seized by police shortly after, showing clearly that she’s no way surprised by the result of the work, and definitely not looking like a girl waking up after a nap and discovering that she’s had 56 stars tattooed on her face instead of three.

Photos


Photographies de Kimberley Vlaminck juste après la séance de tatouage (je prends souvent des photos de mon travail) comme elles ont été saisies par la police peu de temps après, montrant clairement qu’en aucune façon elle n’est surprise du résultat du travail, ni qu’elle ne ressemble à une jeune fille qui se réveillerait en découvrant qu’elle a 56 étoiles tatouées sur le visage au lieu de trois.


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Having been accused by Kimberley Vlaminck to have tattooed her against her will and while she was sleeping, I want to react here to those calumnious allegations and to say exactly how things went.

First of all I’d like to say that the girl is complaining to have asked for only three stars and to end up with around fifty on her face. But as a matter of fact, she now asks to have a part of them lasered off and still wants to keep something like 20 or 25 stars on the forehead (as it can be seen on various TVs and in police reports), which means that this part of her accusation is totally irrelevant.

Then, the girl said she felt asleep during the tattoo session. But :

1)    Tattoo hurts,
2)    Tattoo hurts more on face than on most other places,
3)    Tattoo hurts even more on the nose than on the face,
4)    Apart from the pain factor, the emotional impact of a first tattoo is huge, which makes it even less likely to sleep during such a session,
5)    During this tattoo I had to ask Kimberley to change quite often her position, because the face isn’t flat and you need to always adjust the persons position and yours to be able to tattoo,
6)    Kimberley did stand up many times during the session and did check up the work in a mirror,
7)    We spoke during a part of the session,
8)    The call log of her mobile phone and SMS activity could easily show that from the start of the session to its end she wasn’t sleeping,
9)    And most importantly, a witness, being totally independent from both sides saw all the session from its start to the end, and confirms every word above. Kortrijk police made an inquiry, and both of us (me and the witness) were conducted shortly after Kimberley tattoo was finished to the police station, and both of us said exactly what did happen, and therefore gave exactly the same version of the events. Copies of minutes (in Flemish) we can provide.

So Kimberly was absolutely aware of what was happening during all the tattoo session and got what she asked, no more no less.

Moreover, I’d like to insist on the fact that the media buzz that’s making this whole affair so popular at the moment is based on the reaction of most people to the view of the tattoo. Still, you have to understand clearly that she doesn’t ask<
.: Adam
Since 2003, Adam Callen has been the editor and publisher of BodyMod.org, not the largest or oldest full-spectrum body modification publication on the planet, but pretty damn awesome =). Copyright © 2019 Adam Callen. Permission is granted to reprint this article in its entirety as long as credit is retained and usage is non-commercial. Requests to publish edited or shortened versions must be confirmed in writing. For bibliographical purposes this article was first published June 17, 2009 in New York City, US.

I hope someone sees the humor in this =)
Comments
Buyers Remorse, much?
Posted on June 17, 2009 (2:30am)
I just saw this on tv, and saw Rouslan.....isn't that Rouslan from here?!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (2:39am)
This is such bullshit. Most people can't stand a little shot from a doctor let alone having a needle pierce your skin thousands upon thousands of times with a needle and ink. There is no WAY she could have been asleep.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (2:53am)
What a twat. Anyway, isn't she claiming to only have wanted 3 stars? Surely any half witted asshat could figure out that there's no point going to sleep while 3 stars are being drawn, it would take like 10 minutes...

Idiots.

x
Posted on June 17, 2009 (2:59am)
though i've spoken to rouslan about my feelings on this matter privately, i still support his decision to give the client the end result she agreed upon. if you pay someone to tattoo your face, you get your face tattooed. they shouldn't be held accountable if you change your mind, you should. the false accusations of "falling asleep" are absurd. anyone having received a tattoo on their face or even witnessed someone get their face tattoo can tell you there is no falling asleep.

as pointed out above, the process of tattooing 3 stars would have taken under 5 minutes, hardly time to take a nap even if you are narcoleptic. i see no reason why she'd look in the mirror after the stencils were placed (all 56) and say "ok, lets do this" when she only wanted three.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (3:11am)
this such just retarded.
shouldn't have even got to be big news at all.

falling asleep?
during being tattooed on the face?
what a stupid lie.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (5:15am)
fucking sick of the media there is always two sides a story, but i guess Girl regrets getting tattoo on face just dosnt sell thank fuck for the internet and freedom of speach. I just hope Rouslan dosnt get hurt coz someone cant take responsibility for there own actions
Posted on June 17, 2009 (5:57am)
c?est compl?tement stupide, mais certainement tr?s ?nervant pour toi. Courage, courage ! ! ! Ou a tu ton atelier ? je vis ? Eupen ! ! !
Posted on June 17, 2009 (7:02am)
It was utter nonsense.
Rouslans official response was fantastic.
Well done for him.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (7:06am)
I think Rouslan handled this very well considering the massive amount of media attention this event has created. Though I don't think a facial tattoo should be a first tattoo for anyone, the fact of the matter is she agreed.

Her story of "falling asleep" is completely ridiculous. The closest I came to falling asleep during a tattoo was my hip- - and at that, there were moments where my eyes would pop open because of a certain spot she was going over. The fact that she doesn't want all of the stars removed should scream BS.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (7:34am)
Just GAH!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (8:43am)
hey Rouslan, ne te laisse pas faire par une p?tasse, quelle grosse conne ?'est l'unique fille a avoir la face remplie d'?toiles ? moiti? et elle se plaint ! pfff franchement y'en a qui savent pas ce qu'ils veulent... Moi je serais d?j? tr?s content d'avoir la face tattou?e par toi, merde ! =) sur ce ? bient?t ! ps : au fait tu vit o? maintennt ? (Mr Bubba va bien ?) salut a
Posted on June 17, 2009 (8:53am)
lol there is interrogative signs who hide some letters in my text ^^
Posted on June 17, 2009 (8:56am)
the expression on her face from the photos should be enough to prove this is a load of bull!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (8:59am)
Obviously I'm all for people getting facial tattoos, but WTF was Rouslan thinking doing this tattoo on an 18 year old girl with no other tattoos? It's incredibly irresponsible. Even if he thought it was OK to do this level of life-altering tattoo on someone with no other tattoos and so young and inexperienced in life, to do it without getting to know them first is nuts. He's the expert and he has a responsibility to speak as an experienced person with a facial tattoo, and he did not do this.

I'm sorry, but if someone who is mentally unstable come in begging for a facial tattoo - - which this girl CLEARLY was (and apparently her whole family seems unstable) by the very nature of her request - - the tattoo artist does have a culpability in the outcome, quite likely a legal one. And that's totally independent from her and her family's scum-bag lies. It is very difficult for me to have sympathy for ANYONE in this case. The girl is a complete moron that's done something incredibly stupid and reckless, and the tattoo artist has done the same. They are both at fault, and they both share responsibility. When we're talking about facial tattoos the artist and client have an exception responsibility to take the matter seriously, and they both spat in the face of common sense, and they both reflect very poorly on the tattoo community.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (9:00am)
nobody falls asleep when getting their face tattoo'd!!!! its crap. she prob liked it until her dad saw it and went sick!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (9:18am)
Shes such a twat, no way could she have fallen asleep!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (11:17am)
It is pretty obvious that she is a liar and really stupid. But I agree that there still needs to be some accountability on behalf of the tattooist. It is about covering your own arse as well. If you are tattooing the face of every 18 year old who walks in despite who their family is you are bound to get into trouble.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (11:17am)
eh... I've heard of so many tattoo artists refusing to do obvious places like hands, face, and neck for first tattoos. A lot won't do it unless the person has a lot of other tattoos. That, I respect. I'm not sure I agree with Rouslan's decision to tattoo a young woman's face, and I definitely don't agree with the young woman's decision to get her face tattooed at such an age, but I do support his "side of the story." Its true, the media does it purely for sensationalism and we all know how people like to make tattoos look bad and evil.
I'm just so incredibly tired of tattoos being viewed so negatively. I know its gotten a lot better and there are a lot more accepting people... but still, I am held back from a couple tattoos I really want to get for fear of not being able to get the job I want or being denied something else I want just because I have visible tattoos.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (11:59am)
"i wanted 3, got 56 but now want 20" should be enough for anyone to tell this gal has not a clue what she wants!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (1:19pm)
Yeah,saw it on tv its a girl from my country (Kortrijk).I think she wanted like Kat von D or a little more,and it was only when her boyfriend and dad saw her face that she and them were shocked.She got the tattoo from her dad for her 18th birthday.
On the other side as tattoo artist i think you should know thats just a normal girl of 18 with no other tats or piercings having a burst.If i was a tattoo artist i would maybe draw 3 but never 56,i would say no,or come back in 2 years or something(Now the girls face is ruined for some ways in life but she should have known herself)But anyway it looks nice :)
Posted on June 17, 2009 (1:44pm)
I still think this is hilarious. That chick obviously realized her idea of having the galaxy tattooed on her face was not the best one, and decided to try to pawn the blame off on the tattooist.

While yes, she is stupid for deciding to get such a large, obvious facial tattoo, the tattooist should have explained to her the repercussions of having a tattoo like that. I mean, freshly 18, no obvious mods otherwise, I'd be skeptical of someone wanting such a tattoo.

Although some clients can be very very adamant about getting a certain tattoo, no matter how bad of an idea it is. I mean, if he didn't end up doing it, I bet she would have gone elsewhere and tried to get it done.

This story isn't really a huge deal, lots of 18 year olds get stupid first tattoos and regret it; hers just happened to take up half her face!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (1:45pm)
stay strong Rousy!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (2:11pm)
Sensationalist media at its finest, right here. If this was indeed her first ink, I think hesitation and resistance to such a request would be the order of the day, but that is my own individual desire, and has no bearing on what anyone else does.

This 'girl' is recognized as a legal adult, is she not? I wouldn't believe that she was coerced into the shop with her father to get ink done, and if her request was made and honored, then it is what it is. But something I could see coming out of this, is a more explicit waiver being signed that specifies "I am willingly accepting X" or something that is at the very least initialed as a stronger form of proof that the work was in fact, requested and agreed upon.

It's unfortunate though, all the stress that this has created for all involved.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (2:54pm)
I agree with Shannon (zentastic) on the irresponsibility of tattooing a face for a first tattoo, on a girl barely 18. But this sort of media attention over what she obviously wanted is wrong. I'm sorry this happened to you Rouslan. Stay strong through this. x
Posted on June 17, 2009 (3:13pm)
Karma will get that dumbass girl.

the sleeping thing is super BS, but still rouslan should of thought about doing it to be fair. but i was never there so i cannot commit to judging the situation he was in.

good luck R.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (3:31pm)
Also what no one (including her) has actually explained is WHY a tattooist would bother wasting his time and money tattooing a much larger tattoo than originally wanted. It's staggering that people believe a tattooist would bother doing something so pointless.
Posted on June 17, 2009 (3:35pm)
I really can't understand how ANYONE would fall asleep during the process of getting a tattoo. She's fucking smiling in the pictures aswell!
Posted on June 17, 2009 (4:27pm)
She's obviously lying...I read you were willing to pay for laser treatment. I just don't get that...She wanted it, she got it...
Posted on June 17, 2009 (6:12pm)
Nice to hear the other side of the story for once as well. Buyer's remorse much?
Posted on June 17, 2009 (10:27pm)
When people ask about my facial tattoos, I generally respond 'it was a little uncomfortable'. What that really means is it hurt like hell in places, my nose especially. I couldn't have slept through it. Of course neither was I there as witness. It does seem to me that it is highly unlikely that a first timer did so without narcotics.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (12:36am)
for real, you're not even about to sleep through someone tatooing your nose. it isn't going to happen. and she is grinning. stupid kid.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (1:59am)
ahhh stupid kids .,.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (5:48am)
What a fuck wit... does she HONESTLY believe that ANYONE would believe her??!!
Posted on June 18, 2009 (6:03am)
Denmarks underground supports Rouslan.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (6:52am)
Don't give into this, Rouslan!
Can you defend yourself in court in your country (so that it doesn't cost you a lawyer)? I'd take all your evidence to court and fight like Hell. Then, I'd take the results to every newspaper on this planet.
Don't let her slander you!
I'm on your side.

She was 18. You're not irresponsible for her retardation.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (10:51am)
Shannon, those words are for you. When you go buy cigarettes, do you think that it's moral or not that the guy selling them to you isn't trying to tell you not to sell them? On a lung cancer you can't put Dermablend, and I know no laser that will heal it... so why the hell are people supposed to be able to enter a bar at 18 and make their choices, why the hell are they supposed to buy cigarettes and make their choices, and why do we, as tattoo artist, should be be considered some kind of spiritual guides???
Posted on June 18, 2009 (1:40pm)
The stars look awesome!!
She is just a childish little bitch who didnt think this completely trough and now she has regrets. This whole story is just stupid.. Rouslan seems to be a great tattoo-artist and I would be ashamed to her right now. May she burn.. ;P
Posted on June 18, 2009 (2:40pm)
rouslan even if you can that doesn't mean you're supposed to. I think that as a first tattoo it is too much, even if she was in the mod community for a while. I, with this, won't say that you're a bad artist or such but that I (underline it haha) think that tattooing an 18 years old face is not what is right. There are so many places where she could have done it, why in the face? It'll affect her future A LOT, and i remember your discussion some years ago about mods and jobs!

As for the arcticles and such, i hope everything will be sorted out soon for you. That must suck having to deal with all those things. :)
Posted on June 18, 2009 (3:55pm)
I have had my face tattooed it did not hurt but the vibration alone is enough to keep you up. It feels like a jack hammer on your head. I must say that this girl is getting her 15 minutes of fame at the cost of the progression the industry has had over the last few years. This just gives more parents fuel to try and keep there kids from getting tattooed.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (4:27pm)
Rouslan, I definitely appreciate where you're coming from on the idea that she's an adult and has the right to destroy her life should she choose to. However, the tattoo industry has a long tradition of only doing facial tattoos on people who have some level of experience. We are the experts, and we have a responsibility not to tattoo people where even the most casual thought about it would reveal it to be a terrible idea. I mean, did you really think this was a good idea? Or were you simply a "mercenary"? You have to AT LEAST sit down and talk to them about the risks - - which you should know, having a major facial tattoo - - and how it would affect her life. Have her think about it for a while, and then come back in a month, at an utter minimum. In addition, the "she asked for it" argument - - the argument of CONSENT - - only works when the individual involved is well enough informed to make informed consent, and I just don't think that was the case here.

The reality is that this girl was/is mentally unstable, and you should have known this. An extraordinary request requires extraordinary consideration, and it seems to me there was NO consideration from anyone involved. Her mental state and inability to make a reasonable decision was ignored, and you have effectively destroyed her life. I do not think it's fair to hide behind "but she requested it" in a case like this. I hope that in the future if a CHILD (because she's obviously that immature) with no tattoo experience comes in and asks you for a major facial tattoo, you reconsider your actions. And saying "next time I'll get it in writing" doesn't cut it.

Saying "but she can smoke a cigarette" is a cop out anyway. First of all, she'd have been informed about the risks of these things her whole life and should thoroughly understand them. Are there constant ads on TV warning people about facial tattoos? No, if anything the media does the opposite. Do you have warnings on your tattoo machine telling people? No. Did you even have her sign off on a consent form outlining the risks like almost all responsible tattoo shops do? Nope, you didn't do that either. Also, a cigarette or a beer may make her ill in the future, but tattooing her face like you did will seriously impact every moment of her life and every relationship she will have from now on, and I have to say I find it more than a little disturbing that this happened. It reflects very poorly on everyone involved.

The additional big problem with your reckless behavior is that when you create situations like this, the media and the government get involved, and you potentially end up with laws forbidding certain kinds of tattoos. It just looks bad on everyone and ALL the reprocussions, which were easily predictable, are negative other than the small cash payment you received to perform this act.

And yes, you DO have some responsibility as a "guide".
Posted on June 18, 2009 (5:15pm)
Whew, that was long!
Posted on June 18, 2009 (5:15pm)
Wow, and Zen I don't entirely agree. His job is to ask "do you understand what you are doing?" If she says yes then it's now her problem just like with the cigs. I don't want my artist treating me like I am 10 and want another cookie when I am standing there with several hundred in cash. Rouslan probly could have approached this better but she is and adult mentally stable or not and is responsible for her own actions. She is obviously lying and shouldn't get anything when it's obvious that she's lying. My kids would get put over a knee with a bare butt and take the punishment for lying. So to wrap...Sorry some girls is treating you like a piece of meat rouslan and her father should tell her to suck it up and deal. Love!
Posted on June 18, 2009 (11:23pm)
I agree 100% that she's lying. However, the fact that she's lying backs up the theory that she was not ready for this tattoo, and that it should have been painfully obvious.
Posted on June 18, 2009 (11:25pm)
Although I totally agree that a facial tattoo should not be a person's first tattoo, and if it is the artist should get to know the client first to make sure they know exactly what they want.. I think Rouslan understands that, too.

What I also think, is that this girl acted like a twat, full of herself wanting a facial tattoo, and Rouslan saw it as a game.

"You want a facial tattoo? I'll give you a facial tattoo."

Should the girl have had a different attitude (and I am simply speculating here) I would think Rous would have had a good chat with her about her design.

Instead, she's come across as a bit of a twat, Rouslan's decided to have a bit of fun at her expense.

I suppose it's a bit like if a chav came in to a tattoo studio and wanted something absolutely awful and ridiculous.. would you say no? Or would you tattoo them so you could laugh at their misfortune afterwards?

I think this just screams 'typical Rouslan' to me - everyone knows he likes his drama, and this is just drama on a massive scale.

I hope he can prove she wasn't asleep through the phone logs, and I hope the police can see by the expression on her face in the pictures that she wasn't shocked.

I would say 'good luck' Rous, but I'm pretty sure you don't need it.
Posted on June 19, 2009 (2:41am)
haha! that's why you should be sure of what you want and where you want a tattoo... people are idiots. i like the tattoo though..
Posted on June 19, 2009 (5:47pm)
I watched this news story online last night and was positively gobsmacked- how the hell could anyone believe that she fell asleep during a FACIAL tattoo? I've napped a few times during pieces such as the one on my chest and thighs, but was woken several times to change positions. She said she wanted three stars? How could someone nap in the time it takes for three whole stars to be drawn? Sounds like someone thought it was a good idea at the time and changed her mind after her parents flipped out- I can't believe they are blaming the artist for this >_<
Posted on June 20, 2009 (7:07am)
I hadn't realised up until I read this that it was Rouslan. Anyone who's been invloved in one of his forum 'debates' knows this guy has a gift. He'll be fine. It's just a shame that the silly little skank who's making these ridiculous accusations will learn nothing.
Posted on June 20, 2009 (10:23am)
I agree with both sides of the argument here.

Sure the girl is a total idiot for wanting a facial tattoo of that magnitude at the age of 18, and is even more stupid for deciding after that it wasn't what she wanted. I also don't buy the "I fell asleep" argument. I'm guessing that she couldn't come up with anything better to justify her total lack of common sense. It says in the news article that she asked for 3 stars in French and limited English, and that language barriers were the reason for the misunderstanding. Well, we all know that Rouslan speaks both French and English fluently, so that is also a fabrication.

I also agree that there is a certain limited responsibility on the part of the artist here. Every artist is in a position to fully inform their clients of the possible ramifications of their decisions, both positive and negative. No one wants to be treated like a child, but a tattoo that has the potential to affect every aspect of a person's life needs to have a lot more consideration before following through. If someone came to me wanting a life-altering modification, I would ensure that the person was well aware of any potential negative consequences. If the person felt like a child because I did so, that's too bad. It's not like we're talking about a rose on the ankle.

This is not the same as buying cigarettes or alcohol. Every artist has an ethical obligation to help guide clients in making the right choices for themselves. Everyone in any professional trade has that responsibility as well. Doctors, carpenters, physical fitness trainers, computer technicians, beauticians, lawyers, they all have the responsibility of informing their clients of all risks associated with the service they are performing. It goes far beyond "That's what you want? OK, that's what I'll give you." It is the professional's position to say, "Hey that's not a good idea because...." If the client chooses to take their business elsewhere, then so be it. Some other guy can be the one to get sued. In no way is this the same as the clerks behind the counter selling alcohol and cigarettes, or even the bartender serving up drinks. Those clerks and bartenders make little more than minimum wage, and their training only goes as far as is required to perform their job. They are not trained to know the negative effects of tobacco or alcohol. They are not trained to know how lung cancer and cirrhosis of the liver are caused. That is the job of the tobacco companies and the manufacturers of the alcohol. They are the ones that put the warnings on the cigarettes and bottles. That's kind of like saying the girl behind the counter in the tattoo studio should be held responsible for all tattoos that are done in the shop, even though she's never been trained in any form of body modification. No, it's the artists' responsibility.

And in response to Jeeennnniiiii's comment about it being a game, I sure hope not. A tattoo (or any other form of modification) is no game. If someone came to my studio wanting something ridiculous, would I say no? Or would I do it and have a good laugh at their expense later? Easy question for me. I would say no. I don't care how much of an ass the person is. Being an ass is enough of a reason for me to say no, regardless of what modification the person is seeking. If a person acts like an ass, that shows me a level of immaturity, and I would not feel comfortable giving a person a modification if I was not sure he/she was mature enough to deal with the consequences.
Posted on June 20, 2009 (11:31am)
Go Rouslan !!!!!
Posted on June 20, 2009 (3:09pm)
just want to say that the comments by tattoobox (rouslan), tetrap and jeenii are disgusting. I can't say it any better than others here already have, but tattooing isn't a game. This attitude that if you don't like a client, you can do shit work on them or do something that you know will cause them trouble is wrong.

rouslan, if you thought this was a game, or that you'd show this stupid girl who was boss, then you deserve the trouble you're in.

She is only doing back to you what you did to her. You didn't care how her life would be affected; now she doesn't care about how your life will be affected. Except she's an 18 year old kid, unstable, who wants go look like a character on tv, with a father who is probably beating the crap out of her, and may very well have been intimidated by you. You are older, more experienced, and you are supposed to be a professional and a representative of your craft.

And your thing about not warning people before selling them cigarettes - stom, stom, stom. You should have protected YOURSELF by not doing work on someone who didn't understand what they were asking for. Now you have yourself to blame.

No matter. Now you are famous and will make more money. So you win in the end.


Posted on June 20, 2009 (6:40pm)
He's infamous now and I doubt the quality of the star tattoo will make him rich. A close up on the tattoo reveals many stars seem to be drawn by a 3-year old and some are placed too deep.

Also, why did you place a facial tattoo on an 18 year old girl with obviously a less than average IQ and that hardly understood you because you don't speak her native language?

Or did you think she asked for a tattoo of stars that form the number 3?
Posted on June 21, 2009 (1:40am)
What parent would be insane (or stupid) enough to take a child for a tattoo (especially a facial one) and leave her there alone? I just can't help but think that both the child and father are full of poop!
Posted on June 21, 2009 (4:29pm)
I'm very glad the polie are not investigating this further. Some people are just plain stupid - father and daughter both in this case. And what a ridiculous lie to use as defense! I hope she has learnt a valuable lesson from this.
Posted on June 21, 2009 (6:31pm)
haha wow, I saw this on the news and saw rouslan and as soon as i saw that i knew it was bullshit. As far as professionalism goes, rouslan is up there, anyone who has sent or received replies to/from him on the forums knows that :P
Posted on June 23, 2009 (11:24am)
http://www.celebitchy.com/56973/girl_with_56_stars_tattooed_on_her_face_admits_she_requested_them/
Kimberley Vlaminck, the girl who claimed her face was tattooed with 56 stars while she slept, has admitted she made up the story. Ms Vlaminck, 18, had initially insisted she went into the tattoo parlour requesting three stars, but dozed off during the procedure and awoke in horror to find a veritable galaxy on her face. She then vowed to sue the tattoo artist, Rouslan Toumaniantz, for $20,000 for failing to understand her instructions.

“It is terrible for me,” she said last week… I cannot go out on to the street. I look like a freak.” But under a wave of cynicism from the public Ms Vlaminck has finally admitted she wanted all the stars and was “fully aware” of what Mr Toumaniantz was doing… “I asked for 56 stars and initially adored them,” she said. “But when my father saw them, he was furious. So I said I fell asleep and the that the tattooist mad made a mistake.”

Mr Toumaniantz had previously agreed to help pay for the tattoo removal saying: “Kimberley is unhappy and it is not my wish to have an unsatisfied client.” But according to the UK’s Daily Telegraph this offer has now been withdrawn, although Mr Toumaniantz concedes he will now get written consent from his clients.

I knew she was a liar
Posted on June 23, 2009 (4:38pm)
Is she claiming she slept through the stencil period AND the tattoo? What the hell is wrong with people? And is she a minor or what? What the hell is wrong with her beer- -um, I mean ice-cream swilling father?

What really sucks is that some conservative and generally ignorant judge is going to act just like the media and blame the artist. For as far as we've come, we're still the denizens of society's underbelly. Good luck, Rouslan...there's a hundred thousand of us in your corner, love!
Posted on June 24, 2009 (3:34am)
noooo way... this is crazy...
Posted on June 28, 2009 (7:13am)
first off wtf are they doing tattooing the face like that if she is not already sleeved, or have tattoos on her hands ,fingers, neck,throat,.. tattoobox has to have some kind of guide lines b4 doing what he did.. im not saying hes in the wrong but all the shops i have worked in will not touch the face unless all of the above are are done or part way done... we like to call these job stoppers... can any one agree with me or am i just a asshole?
Posted on July 1, 2009 (8:06pm)
what never ceases to amaze me is how Rouslan always ends up to be in the centre of attention

you've come a long way, and this girly seems pleased with the ink in the pics posted above. she just wants the fame and glory, i'm sure.



Posted on July 9, 2009 (8:02am)
Ofcourse the girl did not fall asleep, and is now trying to make a big deal about it, but the fact is, Tattoo artist are suppose to be intelligent enough to know when something is not right. You do not tattoo a persons face who is not already very heavily covered in other places. On top of this, you never tattoo a big piece on the face, as much as its her fault for having this idea and sitting there, it is just as much your fault for sitting down and tattooing an 18 year old with no other large pieces. You are correct it is bad publicity for you, and it very sub par work, but maybe you should of thought this through alot more and refused to tattoo an immature a8 year olds face.
Posted on August 6, 2009 (4:50pm)
Posted on August 12, 2009 (12:59am)
You should not be allowed to tattoo anyone anymore.Go work a variety store and sell cigs like you listed below.
Posted on August 12, 2009 (6:19pm)
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