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To think this is a mark of ownership, not a sign of love??

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BertieBotts Fri 01-Feb-13 09:46:04

news.bme.com/2013/01/30/lesya-and-rouslan/

(Warning for nudity and also blood - not safe for work or children!)

So after a month of knowing this guy she gets married to him. A week later he's tattooed his name on her face. This is the same guy who "accidentally" tattooed 56 stars on a woman's face when she wanted 3 (which was apparently a language issue, but why on earth wouldn't you just draw out the design or something, I have no idea.)

I personally have no problem with tattoos and if someone wants to get their entire body tattooed then fair enough. But why start with the name? On the FACE? FIVE WEEKS. shock

And the picture of the tattoo in progress makes me feel a little ill. It's almost like the point of the photo was to show it in it's most horrific state, why would you want that publicised?

WhatNow2013 Sat 02-Feb-13 01:38:07

Agree Stuntgirl.

Booyhoo Sat 02-Feb-13 01:39:34

hmm.

i would not be surprised if this girl has been manipulated/duped into being this guy's latest publicity stunt. i'm not denying that she gave permission for this tattoo, i just wonder if the initial idea came from her or whether she has been manipulated to think it did.

it's just such a massive step to take and so very soon after meeting him. for someone who has no other tattoos to meet somone who is a tattoo artist with previous for controversial face tattoos and within a month have a massive half face tattoo of that person's name just seems like too much of a contrived situation.

StuntGirl Sat 02-Feb-13 01:43:43

She has 6 other tattoos, you just can't see them in those photographs.

https://m.facebook.com/lesya.tequila?id=100001880582733&_rdr

Booyhoo Sat 02-Feb-13 01:47:39

oh thanks stuntgirl. didn't realise that. i guess the photo of him and her naked was shot to show only his work and to show the contrast between her unmarked skin and his heavily marked body/her face. i do think that was done to shock and get him publicity.

StuntGirl Sat 02-Feb-13 01:57:20

I completely agree the photo has been done the way it has for emphasis and shock value.

I also agree there is probably an unhealthy power dynamic at play here.

And I do not think he is an ethical artist by any stretch of the imagination. Having a few tattoos and wanting a bodysuit does not make you a good candidate for facial tattoos.

But I do not like some of the ignorant comments being bandied around tonight.

Booyhoo Sat 02-Feb-13 01:59:32

neither do i. the 'mentally ill' one has astounded me. but like you say, it is ignorance.

differentnameforthis Sat 02-Feb-13 02:14:22

This is the same guy who "accidentally" tattooed 56 stars on a woman's face when she wanted 3

pretty sure that girl later admitted that she asked for all those stars & admitted she lied to her family because they were mad at her.

That aside, I'll read the rest of your post now.

differentnameforthis Sat 02-Feb-13 02:39:26

I don't like tattoos, nor piercings, so I don't have any (except my ears). My dh has three tattoos. My sisters & brother have tattoos & piercings, as do my friends & some of their (older) children. One of those children is a very successful member of her team in her line of work.

None of them suffer from any mental illness & I too find that deeply offensive. You are saying that those who choose to live an alternative lifestyle are mentally ill! Is that true of other alternative lifestyles then?

Don't be so ridiculous. I don't need to see these people as having an illness to justify why I don't like tattoos/body piercings. And neither should you.

Each to their own. Oh & according to her fb page, Lesya has a job. And 6 more tattoos. Including one on her face, that was there before she had this done.

differentnameforthis Sat 02-Feb-13 02:40:33
IneedAsockamnesty Sat 02-Feb-13 02:55:57

I may not personally wish to have my face inked but I would defend the right of any competent consenting adult to modify there own skin how ever they choose to.

And calling it mental illness or abuse on the basis of a contrived posed photograph that has most likely intentionally been done to provide shock factor and in the absence of any of there personal medical details is really rather unpleasant.

The bloke has done lots of facial tattoos,he's very well known for it he does not just ink females, if I woke up tomorrow and fancied having a face tattoo chances are I would pick him or someone else with more experance of face ink than most tattooists tend to have.

Before the star lady confessed that she lied whilst he was being trashed around the world in the papers he was still offering to part fund her lazer removal

Skin in different areas on the body will react differently age differently and these factors need to be considered it makes perfect sense to not only find a artist whose style you like but also one with more knowledge about the aspect you want.

My tattooist specialises in what I call secret freehand basicly I sit down we chat and he decides what to ink then does it then I look,I never know what I'm getting he knows me better than my own mother does and I would trust him with my life, for me its a great experance and I love the results.

Most artists would freak at something like that,

My daughter has tattoos but he won't touch her because its significant scar tissue she getting inked on,so she sees someone who specialises in that.

The thing about personal apearance choice is that often someone's choice is alien to others we may not get it we may not like it,but it does not make us right and them wrong. She may well regret it in the future but that's the price you pay and the risk you take and its your own risk that you have the freedom to take.

I for one prefer to live in a world where everybody has that choice with regard to none medical cosmetic procedures.

Fwiw in RL the bloke may have questionable morals who knows but he is a very talented tattooist even if I personally don't like his choice of placements.

EduCated Sat 02-Feb-13 09:22:09

I didn't realise she has other tattoos. I get your

EduCated Sat 02-Feb-13 09:28:07

Arse, clicked post too soon.

I get your point about the right to do what we want to our bodies, but it seems such a big jump from a few smallish tattoos to a full half face. Btw, I'm happy to accept that canvas is a common term, although it still makes me personally uncomfortable.

It still flags an abusive, or at best hugely unequal, partnership to me in this situation. It's almost as if the photo has been made to emphasise her non-tattooedness and innocence, for want I a better word, to make the tattoo seem all the more harsh and overpowering.

I'm not sure what makes me more uncomfortable about all this
- the fact he's willing to tattoo her face
- the fact he's tattooed his name on her
- the fact he did the same to his ex
- the way they are posing
- the age difference (both girls look way way younger than him)

All of these in isolation would be a bit off, but in combination? That's pretty damn scary

mrsbunnylove Sat 02-Feb-13 09:44:31

just stylised self-harm, really.

Back2Two Sat 02-Feb-13 09:59:52

None of them suffer from any mental illness & I too find that deeply offensive. You are saying that those who choose to live an alternative lifestyle are mentally ill! Is that true of other alternative lifestyles then?

No, I never said that at all. That would be a ridiculous thing to say.

Ascribing mental illness to someone because they have tattoos or piercings is a stupid and narrowminded thing to say.

Yes it is. I do not assume that anyone with facial piercings and tattoos has mental health issues. Thatis not what i said. But, I can observe and comment that having extreme facial piercings and tattoos can be indicative of someone (be a behaviour of someone) who has certain dysfunctional personality traits/issues.

My observation is not stupid and narrowminded.

Back2Two Sat 02-Feb-13 10:01:15

If I say that extreme abuse of alcohol to the point of damaging your organs can be indicative of mental health issues I am not saying that everyone who has a pint of lager is mentally ill.

For me, it is the fact that it is his name he tattooed on her face that makes it look like control freak abuse.

StickEmUp Sat 02-Feb-13 10:09:58

I have an extremely pit there friend who i love dearly, hes a tattoo artist, yes, its art, and even he doesnt do facial.
If he says its a bad idea, i believe him!

StickEmUp Sat 02-Feb-13 10:10:08

Out there*

Branleuse Sat 02-Feb-13 10:18:45

not keen, but her life/funeral

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 02-Feb-13 10:27:42

Stick.

My tattooist won't do faces either,I don't know many in this country who will do heads/faces.

LadyMargolotta Sat 02-Feb-13 10:29:23

I've just come across this story in the Belgian news.

Apparently they are not married yet. They had been chatting on the internet, and the day they met each other, was the day he tattooed her.

Theicingontop Sat 02-Feb-13 10:41:08

It's going to look awful when she has them removed.

trixymalixy Sat 02-Feb-13 12:13:55

That picture has given me the shivers.

Pandemoniaa Sat 02-Feb-13 12:27:15

I'd defend anyone's right to have whatever they want tattooed onto them and where. But I can't help but think the very permanence and prominence of her facial tattoo could be a decision she regrets in years to come.

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