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. Hartsburg, who is an Indiana native, told ABC News that he agreed because the tattoo was something that he could live with.
“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.” […]
Hartsburg says that the whole thing was done as a gag but now he believes his new tat has a purpose. He says he is trying to “educate people on his beliefs.”
“In the beginning it was done for gags and publicity, but now I see it as a way to encourage young people to vote.” He continued, “We have so many rights that we don’t utilize and young people need to exercise that right.”
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 O.K. to be young, and it’s O.K. to be a Republican.”
Hey, kids, it is more than OK to be young and Republican. If you are young and engaged with the world and politically involved, regardless of what party you support, that puts you ahead of even many adults when it comes to making your way through this life. And good for you! But do not under any circumstances get the Romney “R” tattooed on your goddamn face. Ever.