This modern-day scarlet letter has stripped away its humanity.
A former exotic dancer has shared the humiliating story of how a well-known California artist inked the worst thing possible on her face as a goof – and the resulting shame and embarrassment. A video depicting his dehumanizing ordeal currently has 1.9 million views on TikTok.
“I’m not telling the story to people because it’s extremely embarrassing to me, but now that I’m taking it down, I’m going to tell you,” the woman – who goes by the name @nygf on TikTok – shared in the post. video. The caption read: “Best prank ever…a petition to stop letting men do things.
She uploaded the explanation in response after hordes of commenters asked her why she had her face tattoo removed, which she documented in a previous clip with 8.8 million views.
In the clip, played from her bed after the operation, the woman explained that she had received the face ink when she was a “21 and stupid” dancer in the “YOLO phase of my life”.
“I was spending a day at the beach with my friend and she told me her friend owned this tattoo shop in Laguna Beach,” the woman said, describing her impressionable 20-something personality. “She said we should go, maybe hang out there and get tattooed.”
She added: “When [the tattoo artist] asked what I wanted, I said ‘YOLO, let’s do a face tattoo; we do not care?'”
However, when the dancer asked the performer to place crystals between her left ear and her jaw, he reportedly told her “don’t do that” because it’s going to “look so stupid.”
“You should just trust me, you should do what I want.” It’s going to be fine,” the rigid body artist had said, according to the narrator’s TikTok testimony.
Due to her “extreme anxiety” and dislike of saying no to people, the girl said she agreed to follow her lead.
“I thought he owned that shop, he’s a professional, and it’s a really nice shop,” the ink recipient explained. “His tattoos are usually extremely expensive and he does them for free.”
That’s when ca-tat-stanza hit.
“So he tattoos my face and then I walk to the mirror,” she said before uploading a photo of the result. “As you can see the look on my face… I wasn’t fucking amused. I was not happy.”
The accompanying photo shows what appears to be a floral pattern on her face.
The client said she realized something was wrong when the man started to ‘die laughing’, adding ‘something is hilarious about this man’.
When asked what her cheeky ink symbolized, the tattoo artist explained that it was the symbol of a dollar bill – an apparent homage to her career as a dancer.
“Do you get the joke? the mortified girl growled with the literal stamp of a tramp. “Because I’m a stripper, he marked me [with a one-dollar note] for the rest of my life on my face.
She continued, “So for the rest of the seven years I had this on my face, every time someone asked me what my tattoo was, I lie because it’s so embarrassing and humiliating.”
Fortunately, the ex-stripper, who is now a mum, has since had the modern-day scarlet letter removed via a painful laser procedure – which she detailed in the aforementioned clip.
However, she hopes people can use her ordeal as a public service announcement about the importance of standing up for yourself.
“Moral of the story? Do you let me force you to do things you don’t want to do,” the brave woman said. .”
In a similar tattoo horror story from May, a mother was devastated after a $315 tattoo of her late grandmother ended up looking more like Rod Stewart.
Meanwhile, in 2019, a British prankster angered his wife after he had his unflattering thigh tattoo of his snoring lover on a plane.