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Teen lies after father’s reaction to the 56 stars tattooed on her face

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Vlaeminck admits stars were what she asked for

Vlaeminck admits stars were what she asked for

A Belgian teen gets 56 tattoos on her face and threatens to sue artist, claiming the tattoos were done against her will. Kimberley Vlaeminck says she feel asleep and when she woke up, her face was covered in blue and white stars.

Vlaeminick has just addmitted to making the entire story up in response to her father’s reaction.

The 18-year-old initially claimed she had fallen asleep during the procedure, and woke up in pain when her nose was being tattooed.

Vlaeminck had told police she emerged from a tattoo parlor with 56 stars over one side of her face, rather than the three she had asked for. She even threatened to sue tattoo artist, Rouslan Toumaniantz, for the thousands she needed for laser surgery to have them removed.

She blamed the Flemish-speaking tattooist for not understanding her French and English instructions.

But she told Dutch TV this week, “I asked for 56 stars and initially adored them. But when my father saw them, he was furious.”

She goes on to to say,

“I don’t regret it. To tell you the truth, this has given me some publicity,” Toumanaintz told The Telegraph. [Read the full story here]

I’m most troubled by this last part. Paris Hilton Syndrome (an urge for fame so strong it causes a person to forsake dignity, respect, and reputation for it) is international, I see. What is it about the lure of fame that attracts so many? Are we that deprived of validation and attention? Or has narcissism become an epidemic?


Written by trueseven

June 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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