Romney/Ryan Tattoo Guy Getting Tattoo Removed

Normally, we here at the Yak try to stay away from anything politics… WAY away. Aside from a forum thread or two, we choose to remain impartial on the topic since it can get pretty heated.

The reason I preface this article with our political stance is because, well, this article is slightly political, kinda. It has a spin however that makes it relevant here… read on and you will see why. I have to say when I found this article late last night, reading innocently, until I got toward the end and literally laughed out loud, I just had to share.

If you haven’t run into the article about the Romney/Ryan tattoo dude yet, here is a little background. So this guy in Michigan City Indiana, Eric Hartsburg, put his face up on Ebay apparently before the election and for $5000, agreed to have the Romney/Ryan “R” logo tattooed to his face (as you can see in the picture.) He was very proud of his tattoo I guess and it was covered by a lot of online media at the time. He had said that he will keep it on his face forever. After the election and the Romney loss, he still remained adamant that he was “a man of his word” and would not have it removed, even though an offer rolled in from a “Dr. TATTOFF” in Los Angeles to remove it for free.

Well, Eric has now changed his mind. He cites the reason he wants it removed now (according to Politico) is because of Romney’s post election comments, mainly the one about how Romney believes Obama won re-election because of “gifts” given out to his constituency. Eric told Politico that “It stands not only for a losing campaign but for a sore loser,” Hartsburg said. “He’s pretty shameful as far as I’m concerned, man. There’s no dignity in blaming somebody else for buying votes and paying off people. I can’t get behind that or stay behind that.”

So alas, Mr. Hartsburg has changed his mind, wants the ink removed from his face and has accepted the offer from “Dr. TATTOFF” in Los Angeles.

This is where Yak relevance comes in. Next week, tattoo face dude will be flying out to Los Angeles to start the first round of his tattoo removal, led by none other than Dr. Will Kirby. Yeah, Evil Dr. Will is heading the charge to get this tattoo off the dudes face.

“You can’t walk around with a big ‘R’ on your face!” Kirby told politico of the tattoo. I guess fortunately for the guy, it’s on the face… Apparently tattoos below the heart are harder to remove. Unfortunately for Eric though, there is a lot of blue ink which is harder to remove than other pigments. Dr. Will also said that each session is quick, “maybe 60 to 90 seconds” and then requires eight weeks between sessions for the skin to heal. He estimated it will take about 7-10 sessions to get the tattoo completely removed, which could take up to a year, and it hurts, however Kirby said “my understanding is that he has a good threshold for pain.”

So there you have it. Big Brother Alum Will Kirby doing a good deed for tattoo dude and removing the logo from Eric’s face. He may turn out to be a repeat costumer however, since according to Politico, dude might put his face up for sale on ebay once again when this is all over.

I guess some people will never learn.

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