A 35-year-old tattoo and body modification enthusiast has revealed that she cut off a chunk of her own arm where her ex-boyfriend’s name was inked and sent the skin to him after he cheated on her. Torz Reynolds, from Herefordshire in England, claimed performing surgery at home was “quicker than lasering it off.”
- He cheated on her — obviously she wanted the tattoo gone. As Reynolds told Jam Press (via NY Post) of the experience: “Years ago, I cut off the tattoo of my ex’s name and sent it back to him in the post,” she explained. “He had been a naughty boy and cheated on me so obviously I wasn’t going to keep his name on me anymore,”
- This wasn’t the first time Reynolds cut her own skin off. Part of the reason she was cool with removing the tattoo was that she’d done something similar previously and knew it wouldn’t cause too much pain. “I opted to cut it out purely because I had already done skin removal before,” she said. “I knew it didn’t hurt that much and it’s much quicker than laser sessions, which is a bit of a long game.”
- She has no idea what her ex thought when he received the tattoo. After she cut off the tattoo, which read “Chopper’s b***h,” she mailed it to her cheating ex, though she has no idea what he thought of it. “I had totally cut contact with him before I sent it, so I have no idea what his reaction was. This was really just my dark sense of humor at play,” she joked.
- Reynolds has done plenty of other body modifications since. She actually cut off the tattoo back in 2013, and since then has enjoyed lots of other body modifications. She’s removed her earlobes, cut off one of her fingers, and had skin implants. “I have a lot of professional knowledge when it comes to modification, so I knew the risks I was undertaking,” she said of the finger removal. “One quick chop and boom, it was done! It was all over in a second and I couldn’t have been happier,”
- Not everyone understands Reynolds, but she doesn’t understand the hate. “After revealing my finger, I got a lot of the usual nonsense: offensive messages, death threats and such, which I always find amusing,” she revealed. “It’s bizarre to me that something I do with my body that literally doesn’t affect another single being can upset people that don’t even know me and are unlikely to even ever meet me.”