Okay, its been over a decade since Kristy Smith tattooed her face. She had to go
through a LONG series of laser treatments to remove it. I wonder if the costs of
the removal were more than the original price (minus tax)
how much would removing that cost? would you have money left over or wold it
cost more than 10G?
I live in Las Vegas and casinos here make millions of dollars a week. Ten
thousand is nothing, she got ripped off, big time. Especially considering the
advertising they got for that, not even close to 10K worth. Should have thought
about putting the "buy it now" a bit higher. Maybe next time, haha!
How is it possible this woman seems dumber and dumber every time this story is
There is a Natrual Wood sculpture on ebay now called ghost tree under natrual
sculpture.It is the face of a man formed in the tree.Kinda looks like a popular
cartoon dude you might know. I wonder what they would pay for that?It is really
weird.The poor girl did'nt get enough.
Way too cheap, not to mention not smart. Should have gotten paid x amount
monthly for as long as you live. You can't buy a billboard somewhere for one
payment, your head should be no different!
you got underpaid for that and shame on them for paying you next to nothing. i
know why you did it, very caring I wish you the best in life and youre not
stupid, you did what you had to...
Uhhh...No comment on that one. Who in the world would do something that stupid
for that much?
In response to this comment by Anonymous-"She ripped herself off
with a 10,000 dollar buy it now. I bet the casino makes that much money in a
day."OMG!! Ya the casino makes only a whopping 10K a day!!
hahahahahaha LOL!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahap.s. that
comment is as dumb as the chick with the tattoo!!
I have seen stupid up close, working in the prison system for 20 years. How ever
this beats all. Good luck finding a good school to take your son with his mother
looking like that. Ps you where beautiful and maybe on the inside, how ever you
have mamed your self in what seems to be a need for your attention.
i like tattoos, but this is just stupid!
This is creepy. And besides gambling is illegal in Utah.
I think the lady showed incredible guts getting such a public tattoo done. Ok
not the best idea but a good intention. In actual fact she had it removed after
nearly two years (a collection of stills can be found on You Tube.}
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life. You think how
much money companies spend every year to get their commercial aired for 30
seconds during the super bowl, and then compare it to how much money they casino
paid for literally hundreds of thousands of individuals to see her face every
year. Do the math. She ripped herself off with a 10,000 dollar buy it now. I
bet the casino makes that much money in a day.
Jan 2008. $10,000 and three years later. Whatever happened to Ms. Smith and her
heady tattoo?Did her son Brady benefit from the education for which
the tat money was earmarked?Does $10,000 still "seem like a million
dollars" as it did to Ms. Smith in 2005? (or did it seem more like $6,500 after
taxes?)Did her boyfriend with whom she consulted before getting the
tattoo hang around after the tat and after the money was spent (on Brady's
education, of course)?There is so much more to know about this
story, so very provocative.
I operate Happy Valley Tattoo in American Fork, Utah.I have a 20 year
reputation for doing all the tattoos that other artists are unwilling to do or
lack the skill for (except portraits - you have to see my wife Kita Kazoo for
those) - but this tattoo is stupid!The tattooist is the owner of ASI, a
major tattoo chain in Utah.I think performance of such a tattoo is very
irresponsible.I can't think of a tattoo that I ever have refused to
perform - this would be one!No one at my studio would ever do a tattoo
like this.Thank God my clients are not as stupid as this one.And
yes, I think the whole "for my son's education" thing is an obvious scam.Not only is it insufficient to the cost of education today and certainly even
more so in the future, I don't believe for a second this chick really meant to
spend the money on anyone but herself.The "popularity" of the story though
shows to me that tattooing is a very popular subject in Utah in spite of it's
recent (2000) Mormon prohibition.
How come we took away lawn darts and made them wear bicycle helmets. Darwinism
was working!! Now look at what gets to survive.
I am more disappointed with the company that went through with this. They would
have probably received more attention if they paid the $10,000 to the woman if
she didn't get the tatoo. Be a good corporate citizen and use responsibility.
Hey, you might have your kid take out a student loan, 10k is not worth it lady.
As stated by a reader--this isn't a new story--it is from 2005. The only reason
it is in the "Most Popular" is because another website linked to the story and
drove traffic to the page. We didn't recycle it--actually we are as surprised as
everyone else that it showed up in Most Popular. Most Popular is based upon how
many times a story is read hourly not by published date or what we think should
The web layout stinks. Old stories appear again and again. Fire the web
designer and get someone that will provide us with the news as it happens not as
it happened. I spend less and less time on Desnews because I keep getting
recycled news. If I could get could Cougar and Ute sport news some place else I
would stop looking at the website altogether.
Why is this story up again? The original date on this was June 30, 2005 9:20
That has happened to me NUMEROUS times on this site, but I have never been
trolled or hidden in either KSL or SLTrib comment sites. Explain that one. The
DN moderation is ridiculous and should be ousted.
I actually saw her at Dollar Tree a few months ago. It didn't look good. I
wondered if 2 years later if she regrets it.
That money is going to be gone in a month. I'm willing to bet there are some
couples out there who would love to raise that boy.
Your screening of posts is horrible. I made an observant comment on this article
and you didn't allow it. Be like the Tribune and let the users be the moderator
So how long can you send a kid to private school on $10k? I have never seen a
tatoo I thought was really neat or made a person prettier. I wonder how she
feels about it now?
Great intentions bad decision
Oh no you didn't. Oh no you did not. Oh dear no you did not. Oh oh no you
There's your 15 minutes, now move on.
thick head, as if private education is going to help, poor child will get teased