Romney Face-Tattoo Guy Changes His Mind

Eric Hartsburg bugged by Romney's 'gifts' comment
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2012 8:38 AM CST
Romney Face-Tattoo Guy Changes His Mind
"With the tattoo gone, you can't say, 'Hey look, it's the Romney face tattoo guy from TV. I'll still be that guy, but the tattoo's gone, so some of the allure might be lost."   (SamSeder)

If you ask us, it seems a little two-faced. Just two weeks after he said he had no regrets about his Mitt Romney face tattoo, Eric Hartsburg has decided to accept an offer to have it removed for free, reports Politico. What's behind the change of heart? He apparently didn't like Romney's post-election "gifts" comment, and says the tat now "stands not only for a losing campaign but for a sore loser." Will Kirby, who has appeared on shows like Dr. 90210, will provide the painful removal sessions, which could take almost a year to complete. Politico notes that, unfortunately for Hartsburg, blue is one of the trickier colors to erase.

Hartsburg isn't completely red in the face about his tattoo choice, however. He says he's enjoyed his fame and the cash that's rolled in, and while he's concerned that the removal may hurt his career as a wrestler, his notoriety did help him score a match with Jose Canseco, oddly enough. And it appears that Hartsburg is trying to prolong his 15 minutes: "After it's off, I'll put the space back up for sale, but I might be a little bit more choosy about political tattooing," he says. "But things can change, you know?" (Read more Mitt Romney 2012 stories.)

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