Indiana man with Romney's campaign logo tattoo on face 'set to get it lasered off'
An Indiana man, who got his face tattooed with failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney's logo, is planning to get the tattoo lasered off, a process that could take a year.
Eric Hartsburg, the 30-year-old resident of Michigan City, inked the Romney/Ryan campaign's distinctive "R" logo on his face to support the Republican ticket.
Hartsburg put the space on his face up for sale on eBay and was paid 5,000 dollars to get the 5-by-2-inch tattoo.
After the Romney-Paul Ryan ticket lost on November 6, Hartsburg had no regrets, and insisted that he would never get the tattoo removed.
According to Politico, but now he has changed his mind and is planning to get it removed.
Tattoo removal chain Dr. TATTOFF offered to remove it for free, an offer Hartsburg originally rejected.
"I still love the ink and I am a man of my word and will keep the tattoo for life," he said.
But then he heard some of Romney's post-election comments, most notably his claim that the president won reelection because of the "gifts" he gave to various constituencies.
"It stands not only for a losing campaign but for a sore loser," Hartsburg said.
"He's pretty shameful as far as I'm concerned, man. There's no dignity in blaming somebody else for buying votes and paying off people. I can't get behind that or stay behind that," he added.
As a result, Hartsburg changed his mind and decided to accept Dr. TATTOFF's offer.
Next week, Hartsburg will fly to Los Angeles for the first tattoo removal session, which will be led by Will Kirby, who is known for his appearances on reality shows such as "Big Brother" and "Dr. 90210," the report added.