Brazilian teen undergoes a procedure to remove tattoo her ex-boyfriend inked on her face: Young woman’s ‘abusive ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and tattooed his name across her face against her will after she broke up with him’.
- Tayane Caldas started treatment Wednesday for the removal of three tattoos, including the one her ex-boyfriend forcefully inked over her face Saturday
- The 18-year-old told police Gabriel Coelho forced her in his car last Friday before his father drove them to the family home where her ex kidnapped and beat her
- Caldas said Coelho tied her and inscribed his first and last name, and thought he was going to kill her.
- Her lawyer shared her horrific encounter on social media, drawing the attention of influencers and a clinic, which is removing the facial tattoo
- She previously had gotten two tattoos with his name near her breast and groin area, that will also be removed
- Coelho, who was arrested Saturday, is being held in preventive detention as authorities investigate the incident
- He will also remain in jail for failing to comply with a restraining order that barred him from getting near or contacting Coelho, whom he dated for two years
A young woman was left permanently disfigured after her ex-boyfriend allegedly kidnapped her and tattooed his name into her face after she left him.
Tayane Caldas, 18, of the southern Brazilian state of São Paulo, was on her way to school last Friday when she says her boyfriend Gabriel Coelho, 20, approached her and forced her to get in his car, which was being driven by his father, José Coelho.
The teen said she was driven to her ex-boyfriend’s home in the municipality of Taubaté, where he forcibly tattooed his full name on her face, starting near the side her right ear and ending on the side of her right chin area.
Tayane Caldas was on her way to attend a class last Friday when her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Coelho, who was accompanied by his father, allegedly forced her to get in his car and drove her to his home in the southern Brazilian city of Taubaté, where he held her against her will, beat her, tied her up and tattooed his first and last name down the right side of her face
Gabriel Coelho is being investigated for reportedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and forcing her to get a tattoo with his first and last name inscribed on her face. He is also being held for failing to comply with a restraining order that barred him for contacting and being near her
Gabriel Coelho reportedly kept Caldas trapped at his home where he physically and verbally abused her while her mother Deborah Velloso panicked that she had disappeared.
Velloso filed a missing person’s report before she tracked her daughter down to Coelho’s house on Saturday and took her home.
Once at the family residence, Coelho used makeup to cover the tattoo and bruises and was planning to leave for work, but her mother stopped her instead and accompanied her to the local police station where they filed an incident report.
‘She told me she was screaming for help when he was tying her up,’ Velloso said. ‘She told me,”Either I stopped screaming and let him do the tattoo or he was going to kill me in there.”‘
Coelho was taken into custody Saturday and is being held in preventive detention as authorities continue to investigate the incident.
He will also have to remain in jail for not complying with a restraining order that Caldas filed in 2022. She had also obtained a restraining order in 2021.
Coelho denied kidnapping his girlfriend and claimed she’d been happy to let him tattoo her.
Tayane Caldas visited a clinic in Taubaté, Brazil, on Wednesday to undergo the removal of the facial tattoo that her ex-boyfriend allegedly forced her to get last Friday
Tayane Caldas visited a clinic in the southern Brazilian city of Taubaté where she underwent the first of several dozen procedures to remove the facial tattoo that her ex-boyfriend allegedly did on her last Friday. In addition to removing the tattoo that features his first and last name, she will also remove his name that appears near her breast and crotch area.
Tayane Caldas told news outlet G1 that she was feeling ‘a sense of relief, of happiness. To feel the beginning, to feel free’ after she completed her first of several dozen sessions to remove the facial tattoo of her ex-boyfriend after he inked his name on the right side of her face. She had previously tattooed his name near her breast and groin area – both will be removed as well
His father, who works for the city of Taubaté, has already been interviewed by the police but is not in custody. He backed up his son’s account.
Caldas and Coelho met six years ago and dated for two years before recently ending the relationship.
‘I am afraid of him,’ Caldas told TV Band Vale. ‘The law these days, everyone knows he doesn’t stay in (jail) for long, and with this whole situation, I’m afraid of him.’
Her mother shared with G1 a series of text messages, pleading with Coelho to accept that his relationship with her daughter was over.
Tayane Caldas knew Gabriel Coelho for six years and dated him for two years before she decided to terminated the abusive relationship. Despite a restraining order, Coelho approached the 18-year-old last Friday and allegedly forced her to go into his car, which was driven by his father. She said her ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and took her to his home where he beat and tied her before tattooing his first and last name on the right side of her face.
Velloso texted him, ‘you will be arrested if you don’t stop.’
Coelho responded by telling her that ‘I have no reason to be arrested’ and added that ‘I don’t need to go to prison for anyone.’
Velloso then replied, ‘go live your life and leave us alone.’
Coelho sent audio message asking her to stop texting him while adding, ‘nothing you say or stop saying will change what I’m going to do, okay? That’s it, big hug.’
Caldas is now undergoing laser treatment to remove the tattoo off her face as well as the other two tattoos of his name.
She attended the first of a couple dozen visits at a clinic on Wednesday following a show of support local clinics and influencers after her lawyer revealed her horrific ordeal on social media.
Caldas told news outlet G1 that she was feeling ‘a sense of relief, of happiness. To feel the beginning, to feel free’ after she completed her first session.
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