Would you get a political logo tattooed on your face? Eric Hartsburg of Indiana did. He actually auctioned the side of his mug on eBay, and some anonymous Republican's $15,000 won the bid. So now he has Mitt Romney's logo plastered on the side of his face, a walking billboard for the presidential candidate for the rest of his life, unless he eventually gets it removed. He doesn't seem to mind, though, since the pierced and tattooed Hartsburg happens to be a Republican.
Hartsburg told ABC that he originally did the whole thing as a gag, but that he thinks the tat serves a “purpose” — a purpose other than looking like an idiot.
“I am a registered Republican and a Romney supporter,” Hartsburg said. “I didn’t mind getting this tattoo because it is something that I could live with and it’s something that I believe in.”
“In the beginning it was done for gags and publicity,” he said, “but now I see it as a way to encourage young people to vote. We have so many rights that we don’t utilize, and young people need to exercise that right.”
Hartsburg is now privately auctioning off his forehead. He says he will get just about anything that isn’t racist, offensive or pro-Obama.
“No, no, I would definitely not get an Obama tattoo,” he said. The man has limits, after all.
Glad to see he has at least some self-respect.