According to The Sun, the man had no memory of getting the tattoo.
"Waking up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face," he said. "I had no memory of getting the tattoo because I had gone out celebrating, and when it happened, I was drunk.
"Rayban" was etched along the side of his face between the lines of the tattooed frame.
It's been years since he got the ink.
“When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it," he said.
It wasn't until a confrontation during a night out with friends that he began to rethink his decision to keep the tattoo.
“The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought," the man said. “I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.”
So he went to 1192 Laser and Beauty Clinic in Swansea, South Wales to have the tattoo removed.
The shop's owner, Donnalee Alford, said it was one of the worst tattoos he'd ever seen.
The man completed six treatments to remove the tattoo.
After the treatments, only some temporary turquoise markings remained on the man's face.
"All I can say is that the whole process was amazing," he said. "There is no scarring, and when friends who haven't seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different. When they realize the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked."
“Tattoos have become more and more popular in recent years, but research shows one in six people hate their tattoos and more than half regret having them done in the first place,” Alford said.
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