Face tattoos are not as common in some parts of the world as others, but it’s probably safe to say that no matter where you live, you’re going to get a few stares when you walk down the street if you have giant letters inked on your cheeks.
But one Russian girl didn’t care about any potential repercussions when she did just that and allowed her boyfriend of one day to tattoo her face with his name. Lesya Toumaniantz says it’s a show of devotion and, even though they had only just met in person, they’d been involved online for a while.
“It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion. I’d like him to tattoo every inch of my body,” she said.
Rouslan Toumaniantz, her beau, is an experienced tattoo artist and dealt with some controversy a few years back when a female client claimed he botched her ink, giving her way more stars than she’d asked for. She later recanted her story and said she’d lied because her family was upset over the tattoo.
The couple have reportedly made their love official by getting married; Lesya has already changed her last name. And while some think she’s made a huge, painful mistake, a friend says she was only doing what felt right.
“I know that there are people who are terrified that Lesya has made a rash decision that she’ll regret horribly, but sometimes the best decisions are the ones you make in an instant with your heart rather than the ones long-debated in your mind,” the friend says.