A Russian couple have shown their eternal devotion to one another through tattooing. After they met in person for the first time, young Lesya let her boyfriend tattoo his name is huge letters across her face. I guess that’s one way to profess your undying love.
Tattoo artist Rouslan Toumaniantz tattooed his first name in huge Gothic script over 18-year-old Lesya’s face on the day they met. The couple first started talking online, and met in person after calling “head over heels in love” in a chat room. Then met in Moscow, Russia, where they decided to get married.
But apparently the lifelong commitment of saying “I do” wasn’t enough, so the couple opted for a more permanent bond.
“It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion. I’d like him to tattoo every inch of my body,” she said. A friend of Rouslan also defends the couple’s choice, noting that “sometimes the best decisions are the ones you make in an instant with your heart rather than the ones long-debated in your mind.” He acknowledges that some people are “terrified that Lesya has made a rash decision that she’ll regret horribly.”
The former art student also had her boyfriend add the words “All for Love” over her eyebrow. Much of her face is now covered in tattoo ink. Lesya has not only joined Rouslan in a relationship, but is interning under him as well, learning the trade of tattoo art.
‘Their plans for a life together include her learning to tattoo while she also gets the full-body ink that she’s always dreamed of and of course a family,” said a friend of Toumaniantz.
Rousland’s artwork made headlines in 2009 after he tattooed 56 stars across the face of an 18 year old. She later lied and accused him of inking her while she slept. Eighteen-year-old Kimberley Vlaeminckin said that the tattoo artist — who was working in Belgium at the time — was supposed to only give her three stars, but added the rest after she fell asleep. Later she blamed the language barrier for the “misunderstanding.”
She later recanted her testimony, saying that she was simply afraid to show her face to her father. Rouslan initially offered to pay for laser removal, since he didn’t want a customer to be unhappy. However, even laser removal would leave permanent white scars on the girl’s face where the tattoos had been.
On the plus side, at least Lesya got the name of the one she loves tattooed on her lovely face, instead of following in rapper Lil’ Wayne’s footsteps. Lil’ Wayne recently got a new tattoo on his face, and now the word “BAKED” let’s everyone know how he feels about a certain drug. Either that or his favorite type of potato chips.
And at least some of Lesya’s skin still shows through, unlike the Czech presidential candidate Vladimir Franz, who is completely covered in tattoos.
Would you ever tattoo your significant other’s name on your face?
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