A Welsh man who attended a drunken bachelor party two years ago found an unpleasant surprise etched on his face the next morning.
The anonymous man reportedly woke up after a night of drinking with the outline of a pair of Ray-Ban glasses tattooed onto his face around his eyes.
The life-sized tattoo was reportedly drawn in blue ink and had the words "Rayban" etched on it, reports the Daily Mirror.
The man, who is from Swansea in South Wales, said that he made the discovery after attending a bachelor's weekend in Blackpool, England. He was reportedly intoxicated during much of the event and doesn't remember how he acquired the tattoo.
When he first woke up and looked in the mirror, he thought the glasses had simply been drawn onto his face with marker as a prank. After some thorough scrubbing failed to remove the outline from his skin, however, he realized that the glasses were in fact tattooed onto his face.
The man initially decided not to get the tattoo removed, but changed his mind after a pub-goer made fun of his appearance during a night out with friends.
"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 [the tattoo] removed."
The man reportedly had the glasses tattooed on his face for two years before deciding to have them removed.
After six treatments, the glasses were successfully removed from his skin.
The man said he initially had some reservations about the treatment, but was very happy with the outcome.
"I had seen some horror stories and some friends have scars in the place where they had tattoos removed," he said. "If there was a chance of scarring there was no way I was having it done."
"All I can say is that the whole process was amazing," he added after the procedure was completed. "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."
Donnalee Alford, the owner of the clinic who removed the tattoo, said that the glasses etched on the man's face were one of the worst tattoo-related mishaps she had ever seen.
A survey conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists found that nearly a third of people in the U.K. who have tattoos regret getting one, the Huffington Post reported in 2012.