Woman claims she is now 'undateable' after getting embarrassing chest tattoo
Regardless of whether you love 'em or hate 'em, tattoos are always a good conversation starter. Whether it's a small sentimental accouterment or a full sleeve, every day we see people adorned with beautiful and meaningful images and words. However, it's evident that these proud owners did their research, and likely paid a significant amount of money for the honour of having needles jabbed into their flesh.
But for every good tattoo come several others which are just bad, and they're likely to inspire some serious regret. Case in point: a woman has claimed that she was left "undateable" after getting a chest tattoo in memory of her beloved pooch.
28-year-old charity worker Adele Smith got a chest tattoo to commemorate her deceased Newfoundland dog, Max. But far from it being an endearing tribute, she's now claiming that the accoutrement has made her life miserable.
The 8-inch wide and 3.5-inch high black paw prints, which are placed just above her breasts, are certainly unmistakable and have garnered her a lot of attention over the years.
When Smith was 18, she traced her dog's paw-prints and took the design to a tattoo artist. Already having a smaller tattoo in memory of her rabbit, Cherry, on her neck, she believed that the paw-prints would be the perfect companion piece.
"I have the cherry tattoo on my neck, but getting Max’s paw prints done meant I needed a bigger space, and the only area I could think of that was big enough was my chest," said Smith, who has a 34-inch DD bust.
At first, Smith was pleased with the results and became known for her prominent tattoo while at university. She showed off her ink by wearing low cut tops, and admitted that it "became her thing". A year later, however, everything changed. Smith states that the novelty wore off, and that she became the subject of ridicule and cruel remarks.
"I started getting negative comments and being called names like ‘Paw T**s.’ They were the first thing that everyone noticed," Smith said. "Everything became about my boobs and the tattoos, and not about me."
She started exclusively wearing high-necked shirts, even in the summer, and would sweat through her clothing just to keep the tat concealed.
And it has even taken a toll on Smith's self-esteem. "My self-confidence has been shattered by them," she asserted, revealing that she chalks up her status as a singleton to it too. "I’m sure that’s why I haven’t had many relationships lasting for more than a month in 10 years. Blokes get the wrong idea about me. They think I’m easy which is not what I am like at all."
All hope is not lost, however. Smith is now undergoing laser tattoo removal - a process which allows light to pass through the tattoo to break up the ink into small pieces, which can then be absorbed and passed through the body through via the immune system.
Well, there you have it folks - it certainly pays to do your research.