Sure, Mitt Romney took flack for being the kind of man that doesn't exactly inspire passion, but an Indiana man's face tells a different story of 2012's Republican presidential candidate.
Professional wrestler Eric Hartsburg auctioned off the rights to his head and ended up with a tattoo of the Romney campaign logo, reportsThe Daily Mail, earning himself a cool $15,000 in the process. But the 30-year-old, who hopes the tatt will be his gateway into show business - and who happens to be a registered Republican anyway - admits to some regrets over his decision.
"I'm the guy who has egg all over his face," Hartsburg half-jokes, "but instead of egg, it's a big Romney/Ryan tattoo."
Still, he's looking at the bright side (if not the, er, right side), and offering some words of wisdom to the GOP while he's at it. "The Republican Party needs quite a bit of reform," warns Hartsburg, particularly when it comes to attracting the youth vote.
And likely Hartsburg's vote too, despite the skin art suggesting he'll never again need any prodding to throw his face behind the GOP.
Via The Daily Mail.
@dances-weebles - I feel the same about tats no matter where they are put. Add in the scarring and piercing and I have become convinced them damn kids are determined to make themselves as ugly as possible. ;)
@MRMacrum well, the scarring thing is a form of quasi suicide and the piercing has gotten completely out of hand. a few strategically placed items can be sort of nice, though. a friend of my son, when he was in college had her nose pierced, and then both nipples, and afterward her clitoris. then she connected the whole mess with a fine chain and could sit anywhere and simply nod her head and give herself orgasms. i'll admit, though, that too many people get carried away with it. tats can also be nice, if done tastefully, and discretely.
my wife, for example has a smallish tattoo on her upper left shoulder above the sleeve line. it's the feminine eternal circle of life and the final stanza from a beatles song that says simply,'the love you take is equal to the love you make'.
@dances-weebles If you put it somewhere that can be concealed with clothing. I could have full sleaves and hide it at work if an employer required it. Face tats limit employment options. I guarantee you he isn't making a living as a bush league wrestler.
@Cheenoguy then again, tattoos of all sorts are becoming more and more accepted and acceptable in the mainstream. i know that when i was growing up we were always told that only dirty old men and sailors had tats, but that's no longer the case, is it. i suppose that somewhere along the way, the practice of body art has not only lost its mystique, but the stereotype has fallen away.
and yes, while easily concealed tats are the norm among the office crowd it really doesn't negate the idea that most people do really want to show them off. my wife and i were at an educational congress in chicago a few years ago, and during a lull in the proceedings we were all treated to several women of varying ages and stations hiking their skirts to waist height and showing everyone their inner thigh tattoos as well as those which had been etched on or above their bikini lines. there were were also quite an array of tattooed breasts, butts and bellies on display.