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Romney face tattoo guy getting ink removed

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Nov. 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM   |   Comments

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Nov. 29 (UPI) -- After the results of the election became clear, Eric Hartsburg was "totally disappointed," and not just because he'd been showing his support for Mitt Romney so strongly.

Hartsburg, an independent wrestler from Indiana, got a tattoo of the Romney campaign's double "R" logo on the right side of his face at the behest of a winning eBay bid.

Now, he says he wants the ink gone, but not because Romney failed to unseat President Obama. Hartsburg told Politico he only decided to remove it after he heard Romney's post-election comments about Obama giving "gifts" to his supporters.

“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.”

Hartsburg said he accepted an offer from tattoo removal chain Dr. TATTOFF, after initially turning them down, to remove the "R" tattoo for free.

Perhaps Hartsburg will change his mind again after Thursday's lunch meeting between President Obama and Romney, in which the former opponents will attempt to mend fences after a brutal campaign.

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