'Star' tattooist makes his mark again
A tattooist who inked 56 stars on a girl's face has caused a new controversy by writing his name across his young wife's face - less than 24 hours after he met her.
Ruslan Toumaniantz became notorious when he tattooed a galaxy of stars over the face of Kimberley Vlaeminck, then just 18, after she nodded off in his studio in Coutrai, Belgium.
Now Toumaniantz has struck again by tattooing his Christian name in letters five inches high across another girl's face.
Lesya Toumaniantz allowed him to sign 'Ruslan' over her face in giant Gothic script on the day they met.
The pair - who'd met online in Moscow, Russia - have since married.
"It's a symbol of our eternal devotion. I'd like him to tattoo every inch of my body," she said.
Ruslan fled Belgium after the scandal caused by his work on victim Kimberley's face.
"It is terrible for me. I cannot go out on to the street, I am so embarrassed. I just look horrible," said Kimberley, who has had laser treatment to try to remove Ruslan's work.