*Women BEWARE of those trending eyebrow tattoos! You might end up looking like Amanda Coats — who is not only brave enough to show you how horrible her experience turned out; but compassionate enough to do so, so that no one else has to go through what she endured.
But get this. Whew! Let me take a breath first because I am fuming on her behalf.
The salon has the AUDACITY to be suing her for calling them out. Yes, you read that correctly.
Here’s how it all started.
Last July, 43-year-old Amanda Coats went on Facebook to share how an eyebrow feathering appointment at the Point Cook Skincare Laser Clinic in Melbourne turned out. She said it left her “scarred for life” and with $1,600 in medical bills.
The pictures she uploaded went viral. No surprise there!
Now, Batulzii Cleveland, the cosmetic tattooist, and the store is suing her because they have lost clients.
Isn’t this un-freaking-believable? And wait! She simply outed them. She didn’t even SUE them!!!
They filed a writ in the County Court seeking more than $150,000 in compensation from Coats; saying lost 11 clients as a result of Coats’s putting them on blast, and claims it has cost them $5,600 — and that the tattooist has been subject to ridicule.
Oh god. Hold me back!
This happened in Australia. It’s a good damn thing because had it happened in America, where our behavior is different to put it mildly, the outcome would’ve been quite different.
Iain Cleveland, the owner of the salon, said Coats was “delighted” after her appointment.
Consider this fool. AFTER the appointment, on THAT day, she probably was.
Cleveland said the clinic didn’t hear from Coats until two and a half weeks after the appointment, when she forwarded a photo of her infected eyebrow.
Duh. Now she was NOT.
And listen to the pitiful reasoning this asshole put together.
“There’s no way we could possibly be responsible for the infection at that stage, two and a half weeks after the procedure,” he told the Daily Mail.
Are you serious? WHO then, should be responsible for the outcome of something YOUR SALON did?
Here’s the final photo.
Sounding as if he is boasting, Cleveland said, “My wife has done over 2,000 of these procedures, and we’ve never had any issues of infection.” He added, “We’ve been unable to defend ourselves and we are taking action against Ms. Coats for defamation and that’s in the process of being issued.”
My mouth is definitely agape.
Initially, Coats claimed that the 30-minute eyebrow tattoo procedure made her skin painfully red and swollen.
“The next day I woke up, and my skin had come off onto the pillow,” she said. “I went to the doctor immediately because of the pain and severe swelling.
“It felt like something was eating away at my skin; I was in so much pain,” the poor woman said.
Cleveland issued a statement at the time saying the company abides by “strict industry best practice, standards, and regulations.
Go here to read how Cleveland further justifies the salons actions and who he believes is really to blame.