In 2009 Rouslan Toumaniantz made headlines for tattooing a girl’s face. Remember? Kimberly Valminck said she fell asleep and Toumaniantz tattooed 56 stars onto her face. I never bought that story. I’ve been tattooed four times and you cannot sleep during it. Even the ones that don’t really hurt still keep you awake. It came out that Valminck had lied because her dad was (rightfully) mad at her. It didn’t matter that the girl had lied, Toumaniantz was ruined and so he picked up his tattoo gun and moved back to Russia.
That’s not the end of Toumaniantz headline making ways. While in Russia, Toumaniantz met Lesya online. They met in person and within hours were head over heels in love and Toumaniantz was up to his old tricks…tattooing her face.
Rouslan Toumaniantz tattooed his first name on his girlfriend, Lesya’s, face after less than 24 hours of knowing her. Lesya posted photos of her tattoo on her Facebook page, she said she wants, “100% of the body covered in tattoo :) … It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion. I’d like him to tattoo every inch of my body.”
A friend of the couple said, “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.”
She is eighteen and has a man’s name tattooed on her face. A man she had known for less than 24 hours. Yeah, this will be a huge regret!
Sarah Palin is the original Tea Party matinee idol. Thus, her endorsements of so-called “mama grizzlies” (right wing, female politicians that are very similar to her) have usually held a great deal of sway. However, there are signs that this influence may be coming to an end. Palin supported Karen Handel, the former secretary of state, in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary. Handel, who was passed over by the party establishment in favor of U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, was not relevant until she became a grizzly, but then quickly gained popularity, forcing a runoff with Deal, which she ultimately lost by only a few thousand votes. Almost immediately after the results came in, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, who backed Deal, felt that Palin should have stayed out of politics in his state:
“I don’t know why she feels compelled to get into primaries all over the country. But, you know, fortunately Georgia voters are doing their own thinking on things like this.”
Kingston went onto say that Palin should “butt out” and that “what she is doing is dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don’t need to be divided.” Interesting — challenging Palin is a new venture for most Republicans, but the roots of this opposition may not be merely over policy.
You know, I understand that art appreciation is open to interpretation. Everyone has their own ideas of what constitutes art and which of the works falling under the “art” umbrella is aesthetically pleasing. I was honestly shocked and kind of appalled by the apparently growing field of menstrual art, and now it turns out that yet another female body part is being put to, uh, good artistic use.
Kira Ayn Varszegi is a Connecticut artist who turned her 38DDs into paintbrushes, mixing paint in a small circular dish, smearing it all over her boobs, then working them over a canvas. Her online store featuring thousands of original works is called Turtle Kiss Designs.