Oh no actually, I think one man had all of the “ragrets” when it came to his choice of tattoo.
The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, spoke to the Daily Mail, explaining how he woke up the morning after what I’m assuming was a very wild bachelor party in Blackpool with a pair of sunglasses tattooed to his face.
Of all the places to get a regrettable, drunken tattoo, I think getting it on your face really takes the cake…
Upon waking up, the man, who’s in his fifties, assumed that the Ray-Ban sunglasses that were tattooed on his face had just been drawn in with a marker by his friends, as a prank. When he tried to wash it off, he found out they were more permanent than he thought – much more so.
The poor guy has spent the last two years trying to remove the tattoo via laser treatments – which don’t come cheap.
Speaking to the Daily Mail the Welsh resident said he “had no memory of getting the tattoo because [he] had gone out celebrating and it happened when [he] was drunk”
“Waking up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face,” he added. “When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it.”
Apparently, he requested the tattoo as a drunken dare himself, and at first, he was resigned to just keeping it forever, but later decided to have it removed.
“The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought,” he explained. “I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.”
And he’s been pretty successful with the endeavor. As you can see below, all that’s left of the tattoo after six laser treatments are some faint blue lines in some of the places the glasses were, which will also fade eventually.
The clinic he’s been having his treatments is the 1192 Laser and Beauty Clinic in Swansea, and Donnalee Alford, the clinic’s owner, claims that his tattoo is “one of the worst tattoo mistakes that she has ever seen.”
As for the tattooed man himself, he says that “the whole [tattoo removal] process was amazing.”
“There is no scarring, and when friends who haven’t seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different,” he elaborated. “When they realize the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked.”
I’m glad it turned out great for him, but I bet he’ll be thinking twice before taking on drunken dares from now on.