A 20-year-old student of Animal Management, Holly Aston has narrated how she woke up after a drunken party only to discover the most bizarre and graphic tattoo of a penis permanently etched on her shoulder in Druids Heath, Birmingham, Britain.
Aston was just 17 when her friends drew the obscene painting on her shoulder with a Do It Yourself, DIY gun she bought online.
The obscenity of the tattoo made her feel so embarrassed that she tried as much not to let her parents get a glimpse of the penis on her shoulder for two years until last year when the secret became open.
According to Metro UK , Aston went to the extent of turning down a family holiday to Lanzarote because she feared the obscene tattoo would be revealed.
Although she claimed to have gotten over the whole mess and intends to live her normal life despite the obscene tattoo on her shoulder.
She said, ‘I had my first tattoo done by a qualified bloke who had turned part of his house into a studio.
‘I had a large picture done on my forearm of a comic book woman. It’s supposed to be Storm from the X Men, although I just chose it out of a book because I thought it was cool. My family hated it but I still went on to get more.
‘It was so easy to buy a tattoo gun off the internet for about £50. You get the full kit of needles and ink and it’s easy to operate, though they give you no instructions about keeping it sterile.
‘We were very lucky not to get an infection or blood poisoning.
‘I had tattoo parties with my mates. We’d have some drinks and tattoo each other – it was stupid.
‘I let my mates draw whatever they wanted.
‘I have the word ‘Dyke’ on my ankle, and then one drew the penis on my shoulder.
‘I knew what they were doing and didn’t mind at the time. It was just a joke and I thought it was funny.
‘But then I woke up the next day, looked at it and thought ‘Oh God, what have I done?’.
‘The joke was over and it really wasn’t funny anymore.
‘I had to keep it covered up in the summer; if I went swimming I tried to cover it with plasters because I didn’t want children seeing it.
‘I turned down family holidays because I was hiding it from my mum and dad. I thought they’d kill me.
‘I want to go to university this year and to be taken seriously without this silly tattoo, but I can’t afford the thousands of pounds it would cost to remove it.’
Aston who is a part-time shop assistant is likely to go under the knife in order to get rid of the tattoo.
Continuing her narration, she said, ‘At first I didn’t want to embarrass myself on telly but then I thought they would be able to help me.
‘Katie came to Birmingham and was so nice. I thought she would look at me and think ‘What an idiot’ but she saw the funny side.
‘She helped me tell my parents, who reacted better than I thought they would. I thought they’d be really angry but my mum Patricia was more disappointed that I hadn’t told her about it.
‘The TV production company has paid to get my three main tattoos – on my forearm, ankle and shoulder – removed by laser in Harley Street.
‘I’ve just had my fifth session and they are nearly gone. I feel like I can start afresh now.’