A jealous Chinese man is accused of attacking his wife and tattooing "degrading" onto her face after suspecting she had an affair.
The scandal, which has apparently gone viral on Chinese sites, was loosely translated into English on the China Hush website. According to the site, Wei Shengxiong and Xiaowei, who had been married since 2006, fought bitterly because Wei had suspected his wife of having an affair.
On the morning of March 30, the couple -- who have two children -- had a particularly bitter row, after which Wei "decided to disfigure Xiaowei. One, is to release his anger, second to make her make her ugly so she will no longer be loved by other men, as to prevent her from having affairs," the site reads.
After tying his wife up and cutting characters into her face, Wei rubbed ashes into the injury, tattooing her. The horrific scars are also said to read "cheap" or "lowly," depending on the translation.
Still, Wei has argued that Xiaowei "chose" to be disfigured:
The police in charge of this case told the reporter, those so-called "choices" were: 1. Xiaowei gets a vasectomy and stays home to take care of the children instead of going out for work; 2. Xiaowei's lover gives 1 million RMB to Wei Shengxiong; 3. Xiaowei, her lover and Wei Shengxiong goes to court to solve this problem; 4. Wei Shengxiong is to disfigure Xiaowei and break her leg. Wei Shengxiong kept emphasizing to the police that Xiaowei chose to be disfigured.
As for Xiaowei, she notes, "All I want to do is to get a divorce and get plastic surgery. My figure has already been destroyed. I have to wear a mask when I go out."