Kimberley Vlaminck, 18, said her father, Diego, gave her money to get three stars tattooed near her eye to uphold a family tradition of body art, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
"My father wanted to pay because in our family everyone has a tattoo," she said.
Vlaminck said she fell asleep at The Tattoo Box in Courtrai and woke up with her face covered in "nightmare" tattoos.
"When he started to tattoo me, I did not feel pain and I fell asleep. I awoke as he tattooed me on the nose and I saw what he had done. I counted 56 stars," she said. "I cannot go out on to the street, I am so embarrassed. I just look ugly, a freak, mutilated."
Vlaminck's father is demanding $15,000 from The Tattoo Box to pay for laser tattoo removal surgery.
However, tattoo artist Rouslan Toumaniantz denied any wrongdoing and said he is still seeking the $70 payment for the tattoos.
"She was awake all the time. I did not hypnotize or dope her, as they say, it was with agreement. No way could I have tattooed so many stars on her face against her will," he said.