Torz Reynolds had been dating Stuart “Chopper” May for two years, and she was so loved-up that she had a tattoo featuring his name on her arm that said “Chopper’s Bitch”.
When he told her he was moving to Alaska to start a dream job, Torz did what any supportive girlfriend would do and saw him off at the airport in a tearful separation.
But Torz discovered to her horror a week later that Chopper hadn’t left the country at all, and was allegedly back at his home in Tiptree, Essex.
It is claimed he is now seeing someone else.
Realizing her relationship was well and truly finished, the 26-year old wanted rid of her name tattoo.
But rather than having it professionally removed by a laser or covered up with another inking, Torz used a SCALPEL to carefully cut the skin off her arm with the tattoo on it – using no anaesthetic and using only a bottle of Vasocaine numbing spray to halt the bleeding.
After 90 minutes slicing, she then used a pair of dissection tweezers to peel the skin back and remove it completely.
And in a grim pre-Valentine’s Day gift, she stuffed the arm skin into a jar, wrapped it up with a bow and sent it via recorded delivery to her former lover, checking the status of the delivery so she would know for a fact that her 24-year-old ex had received it.
Torz, from Colchester, Essex said: “I packaged it up so it really did look like a present.
“I even used different handwriting so he’d have no idea that it was me.
“I can’t imagine what his reaction was. I wish I could have been there to see it.”
She added: “Posting the tattoo to Chopper sent a clear message.
“Now he knows never to mess with me again.”
Body-piercer Torz described the skin coming off as “relaxing”, but admitted the stinging sensation afterwards made putting on clothes a bit difficult.
She got the tattoo after a year of dating but she claimed that her ex eventually became “distant” and stopped answering her calls and messages, before giving her the news of the apparent job offer in Alaska.
Torz revealed that she had fallen out with some of her family and friends over her gruesome act, but others have commended her, expressing a desire to have their own tattoo dedicated to an ex removed.
Explaining why she chose not to have laser surgery, she said: “Laser surgery is very expensive and very painful.
“This is a genuine alternative, it’s literally one hour and then you’re done.”