Eric Hartsburg auctioned off tattoo space on his face which resulted in a winning bid for $15,000 on Ebay — the tattoo which eventually was emblazoned across his face was the Romney-Ryan logo. Hartsburg stated in an interview with Anderson Cooper, “I love it, I would do it all over again.” Well as it happens, he’s a flip-flopper too, which somehow seems appropriate – and funny. A lot of voters are looking back at 2012 in order to find out how everything went horribly wrong. Certainly, Hartsburg has more regrets than most after waking up, looking in a mirror, and seeing his losing candidates logo reflecting back at him each and every morning.
The 5-by-2 inch tattoo will now be removed, even after stating to Politico that he was “glad to know that I did all that I could” and insisted that he “would never have the tat removed.”
Tattoo removal chain Dr. TATTOFF offered to remove it for free, an offer Hartsburg originally rejected, telling POLITICO earlier this month, “I still love the ink and I am a man of my word and will keep the tattoo for life.”
And now the tattoo will be removed and that task will take up to a year to accomplish. Reportedly, it was the ‘gifts’ remark from Mitt Romney which made Hartsburg have a change of heart and decide to remove the inked in logo. The gifts remark was apparently going too far, not the Binders full of Women, nor the 47 percent remark, or dozens of others, but that one prompted him to seek a tattoo removal specialist. The remark in question was made after Romney was defeated. None of the remarks made by the candidate were found to be offensive by the tattooed man before his candidate lost.
Ebay is becoming popular for Conservatives lately. Glenn Beck attempted to sell a project he called “Obama in Pee Pee” and was thwarted by eBay Wednesday after he put it up for auction. Ebay cited that they do not allow sales for body waste. Later Beck began taking bids via email instead. If you want to purchase Glenn Beck’s stinky urine, then by all means write a check for $11,300.
Just to help out, here are a couple of alternatives:
Use the $11,300 for badly needed therapy.
Instead of whoring for attention by putting the skin on your face up for auction, display something charitable. The attention will come. Or maybe not, but you’ll be able to live with yourself. It’s all about living without regrets.