Follow-up: Girl with tattooed face admits she lied

Kim LaCapria

The Belgian girl who went sobbing to the media about the mean, nasty tattoo artist who tattooed 56 stars onto her face while she slept has retracted her story completely.

Kimberley Vlaminck, 18, originally accused tattoo artist Rouslan Tourmaniantz of covering the entire left side of her face with a pattern of inky stars. Kimberley tearfully told media outlets that she'd only wanted three small stars and the tattoo artist had ignored her request, stating:

"It is terrible for me. I cannot go out on to the street. I look like a freak."
"She looked in the mirror several times. She asked for 56 stars and that's what she got."