Love makes people do crazy things, and for one 18-year-old Russian woman it meant letting her brand new boyfriend tattoo his name in 5-inch high gothic letters across her face after one date. This is not the first time tattoo artist Rouslan Toumaniantz has made the news.
In 2009, another 18 year old, Kimberley Vlaeminckin, accused Toubaniantz of tattooing 56 starts on her face after she fell asleep in his studio. Her father was furious but Toumaniantz denied any wrong doing. He insisted that the girl had asked for 56 stars. Weeks later Vlaeminckin confessed she had made up the story because her father was so angry about the tattoos.
Lesya tattoo reads "Ruslan"
Now the Internet is abuzz with pictures of Lesya, wearing "Ruslan" inked across her cheeks. She posted a picture of her new tattoo on her Facebook page where it has gained more than 160 likes and comments. Many have said the tattoo is a big mistake, while others say it is beautiful. Lesya says it is a symbol of their eternal devotion. Toumaniantz also added ink above Lesya's left brown: "All For Love" written in English.
"It's a symbol of our eternal devotion," Lesya wrote on her Facebook. "I'd like him to tattoo every inch of my body."
If letting someone ink your face after one date isn't bizarre enough, the story gets a little stranger. The tattoo is spelled differently than Rouslan's name. The tattoo reads "Ruslan." The couple haven't said why the difference, but the two are now engaged, and Lesya has already changed her last name.
How they met
Reportedly, it all started when the two met in a chatroom. Rouslan Toumaniantz is now more than Lesya's fiancé. He is also her tutor. Yes, she's learning to tattoo. According to a family friend, she plans to get her entire body inked as she learns.
Having someone's named inked is among the top 10 tattoo regrets, if that turns out to be the case for Lesya, hers will be a big regret.