Mom sells face space for tattoo advertisement

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  • Gwinky Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 6, 2016 9:24 p.m.

    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)

  • curious
    Feb. 9, 2010 12:03 a.m.

    how much would removing that cost? would you have money left over or wold it cost more than 10G?

  • duck
    Dec. 7, 2009 2:59 p.m.

    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!

  • SLC gal
    July 20, 2009 7:41 a.m.

    How is it possible this woman seems dumber and dumber every time this story is republished?

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  • ringo
    June 17, 2009 10:54 a.m.

    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.

  • stompie
    May 13, 2009 10:25 a.m.

    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!

  • shauna
    May 12, 2009 9:12 a.m.

    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...

  • Anonymous
    April 24, 2009 8:16 a.m.

    Uhhh...No comment on that one. Who in the world would do something that stupid for that much?

  • Ben Dover
    Feb. 28, 2009 2:18 p.m.

    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!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    p.s. that comment is as dumb as the chick with the tattoo!!

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 24, 2009 9:00 a.m.

    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.

  • yougibear
    Oct. 28, 2008 3:07 a.m.

    i like tattoos, but this is just stupid!

  • Bill
    April 23, 2008 8:11 a.m.

    This is creepy. And besides gambling is illegal in Utah.

  • baldyphil
    April 11, 2008 1:48 a.m.

    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.}

  • Anonymous
    April 2, 2008 4:03 p.m.

    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.

  • Mike
    Jan. 14, 2008 4:44 a.m.

    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.

  • Doc Loco
    Nov. 29, 2007 4:10 p.m.

    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.

  • Sam Hofer
    Sept. 13, 2007 7:14 p.m.

    How come we took away lawn darts and made them wear bicycle helmets. Darwinism was working!! Now look at what gets to survive.

  • JQA
    Sept. 13, 2007 4:42 p.m.

    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.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 13, 2007 2:15 p.m.

    Hey, you might have your kid take out a student loan, 10k is not worth it lady. Weird.

    Sept. 13, 2007 1:35 p.m.

    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 be popular.

  • Hate the web layout
    Sept. 13, 2007 11:41 a.m.

    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.

  • Kris
    Sept. 13, 2007 10:19 a.m.

    Why is this story up again? The original date on this was June 30, 2005 9:20 a.m.

  • ditto to hey moderator
    Sept. 13, 2007 9:52 a.m.

    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.

  • BJ
    Sept. 13, 2007 9:47 a.m.

    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.

  • Sad
    Sept. 13, 2007 9:41 a.m.

    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.

  • Hey Moderator
    Sept. 13, 2007 9:37 a.m.

    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

  • Nutzo
    Sept. 13, 2007 9:35 a.m.

    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?

  • Nev
    Sept. 13, 2007 9:35 a.m.

    Great intentions bad decision

  • messy
    Sept. 13, 2007 8:43 a.m.

    Oh no you didn't. Oh no you did not. Oh dear no you did not. Oh oh no you didn't.

  • So What?
    Sept. 13, 2007 8:41 a.m.

    There's your 15 minutes, now move on.

  • Birgitte
    Aug. 25, 2007 5:29 p.m.


  • Kirsty
    Aug. 14, 2007 12:52 a.m.

    thick head, as if private education is going to help, poor child will get teased relentlessly