Cosmetic tattoo beauty nightmare – real-life story in The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers…
Semi-permanent make-up disaster leaves woman with FOUR eyebrows.
Delsha Campbell, 22, sought counselling after the tattoo ‘beauty’ experience
All she wanted was eyebrows like model Cara Delevingne.
Instead Delsha Campbell was left ‘looking like a clown’ after a clueless tattooist left her with FOUR eyebrows.
The coffee shop manager came to Featureworld to tell how her life has been ruined since the disastrous cosmetic ‘beauty’ treatment.
She first visited the tattooist two years ago seeking thick bold eyebrows and chose the ‘semi permanent’ treatment so she would no longer have to fill her brows in with an eye pencil.
But instead of tattooing along the eyebrow, the therapist waxed off Delsha’s natural brows, and then drew a line above them.
Delsha was horrified when she saw the result – the therapist had left her with four eyebrows.
The nightmare left her too upset to go out of the house without wearing heavy make up. She lost weight with the stress of the treatment, which although supposedly semi-permanent, did not fade.
She has spent the last two years seeking compensation through lawyers. But the therapist claimed Delsha had watched the whole process in a mirror and wanted her eyebrows to look as they did. Although Delsha could not possibly have watched as she was lying flat while the procedure took place, solicitors drew a blank as it was her word against Delsha’s.
Delsha has spent hundreds of pounds having the ink tattoos removed – but although removal has been successful traces of the four eyebrows do remain.
She says: “It’s only now two years on I am able to go out without thinking everyone is staring at me. For a long time I just hid away. My life was ruined and I was so upset I sought counselling.”
Sadly traces of the tattoo eyebrow still remain as a shadow – and Delsha is still very self conscious of them – but she is able to cover up what remains with make up.
But she now wants to warn people about the dangers of having cosmetic tattoos.
After her story appeared in The Sun, she said: “Hi Alison seen the paper, just wanna say thanks for a great write up, Delsha x”
I then managed to sell Delsha’s story again for her and it appeared in the Daily Mail!
UPDATE: Since Delsha’s story appeared – and was shared by thousands on social media – a number of therapists have come forward to offer help removing what remains of the tattoo eyebrow. Delsha has also had much support from her local paper – more news on that here as it happens. And we have received requests from as far away as the States for her story…!
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