Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

A WOMAN whose face was forcibly covered in tattoos is finally getting them removed after a kind stranger stepped in to help.

Taylor White, 37, from Florida, struggled getting a job and was left homeless after being left with a face full of horror black ink at just 21 by her ex-boyfriend.

TikTok/thedadbotThe moment Taylor White was told a random stranger was going to pay for her face tattoo removal[/caption]

Karridy Askenasy aka TheDadBot on TikTok found out about White’s tragic story and reached out to helpInstagram

Over a decade after the unsightly art was produced, White is having them removed for free with the help of a generous man called Karridy Askenasy.

Askenasy, who has over 138,000 TikTok followers on his TheDadBot account said: “The trouble she was facing obviously had a personal effect on her.

“It was preventing her from doing the most good possible.”

After a long time spent searching for the right removal company Askenasy found Removery who agreed to take on the task and do it all for no money.

When asked why White wanted the tattoos to go she said: “I’m not having it removed purely for cosmetic reasons.

“This is really removing a part of me that I no longer represent or live in.”

Her first face tattoo was just two simple thin lines on either side of her face going from her eyes to her head.

She told The NY Post it was “war paint” at first but she started to go overboard as she attempted to impress her fellow artists at the tattoo shop during a time she called “mania”.

White was left homeless and forced to sleep on the sofa of the tattoo parlour after a failed relationship.

Her love life worsened as her next partner was physically and sexually abusive according to White.

On her 21st birthday, he allegedly got her blackout drunk and took her home to his sick pals in a hotel room where she woke up with a permanent reminder of the horrid abuse.

She looked in the mirror in the morning and saw “really horrible things” inked on her face.

White shares her life on TikTok, and shows her 22,000 followers what it’s like to live with bipolar and be a domestic abuse survivor.

Askenasy watched one of her TikTok livestreams and reached out and offered to pay for her laser removal treatment.

Laser tattoo-removal can cost thousands and take years to finish.

Carmen VanderHeiden Brodie, the vice president of clinical operations at Removery, said it could take “upwards of two years” for her ink to completely disappear.

She said in a statement to The Post: “It’s a gradual process, but one that yields permanent, life-changing results.”

The poor girl wanted to work in the mental health sector since leaving school but her blackout face tattoo made her dream job impossible to get.

She said: “I’ve tried applying for jobs in the mental health care field just as an advocate.

“I understand that my appearance is quite different and could maybe jar someone that has their own condition.”

After blowing up online White went back to school and completed her bachelor’s degree and is now on her way to completing a very impressive doctorate in psychology free of her face tattoos.

TikTok/thedadbotThe poor woman has lived over 16 years with the permanent reminder of her tragic past[/caption]

HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families

Always keep your phone nearby.
Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
If you are in danger, call 999.
Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.

If you are a ­victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – messageinfo@supportline.org.uk.

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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