Man gets Romney “R” logo tattooed on side of face.Posted: October 26, 2012
Just when you thought the political season couldn’t get any stranger. Seriously, I thought this was from The Onion:
An Indiana man has auctioned off space on the side of his head, where he tattooed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign “R” logo in a 5-by-2-inch spot for a bid of $15,000.
Eric Hartsburg posted the eBay listing in August, and told ABC News that he was paid $15,000 by a Republican eBay user, who preferred to remain anonymous, to get the Romney logo permanently inked on the side of his head.
“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.”
The 30-year-old professional wrestler says that he wants his tattoo to send a message to young people. “I want young people to know that it’s okay to be young, and it’s okay to be a Republican. You don’t have to be rich or elderly to be labeled as a Republican, and I want everyone to know that.”
The rebellious wrestler isn’t going to stop at his Romney tattoo, though. He is now auctioning off his forehead space as well, but this time he is doing a private auction rather than using eBay. The minimum bid for this prime real estate is $5,000.
When asked if he would get an Obama tattoo stamped on his forehead if requested by the highest bidder, Hartsburg says that was one question he wasn’t prepared to answer.
“No one has ever asked me that,” he said. “That is one question that I wasn’t prepared to answer. But no, no, I would definitely not get an Obama tattoo.”
Of course not, no. Because that would just be crazy.