Man with Romney-Ryan face tattoo wants it removed

Eric Hartsburg, the Indiana man who made headlines after he tattooed his face with the Romney-Ryan campaign logo now says he was want to remove the tattoo.

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The 30-year-old had refused an initial proposal from tattoo removal chain DR. TATTOFF, who offered to remove his face-tattoo for free, but he will now fly out to Los Angeles for consultation to remove the tattoo in a process that could take up to a year.

Hartsburg said he came to the decision to remove the tattoo because of Mitt Romney’s post election antics.

Hartsburg told Politico that Romney’s post election comments, like his claim that the President Barack Obama won the election because of “gifts” given to his base, were “shameful.”

“It stands not only for a losing campaign but for a sore loser … 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,” he said.

In an interview with HuffPost Live, Hartsburg said he feels snubbed by Romney and Ryan because neither of the them have called him or emailed him to thank him for his support. He said a call from the candidates could persuade him to keep the tattoo.

Though he was disappointed in Romney, Hartsburg said he would not change a thing if he had to do it all over again, and also announced that he plans to run for the Mayor of Michigan City, Ind.

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