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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:49 AM

Eric Hartsburg Plans To Remove Tattoo Of Romney On Face

Source: The Huffington Post


The Huffington Post | By Ariel Edwards-Levy
Posted: 11/29/2012 9:23 am EST Updated: 11/29/2012 10:17 am EST

The indignities of losing a presidential race don't stop on election night.

Since Nov. 6, Mitt Romney has seen his Facebook followers dwindle, and his merchandise land in the discount bin. Now, a professional wrestler with a Romney/Ryan logo facial tattoo is planning to remove it, calling Romney's post-campaign performance "pretty shameful." Eric Hartsburg told Politico the final straw came when the former GOP presidential candidate attributed his loss to President Barack Obama's "gifts" to minorities.

It stands not only for a losing campaign, but for a sore loser, Hartsburg said. Hes pretty shameful as far as Im concerned, man. Theres no dignity in blaming somebody else for buying votes and paying off people. I cant get behind that or stay behind that.

Hartsburg, who said he hoped the 5-by-2-inch tattoo would make politics more fun, had initially resigned himself to keeping the mark. Im the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, its a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. Its there for life, he told Politico after the election, saying he was a man of his word.

But the 30-year-old is now planning to fly to Los Angeles to have the tattoo removed, a year-long process. He hasn't ruled out getting another tattoo, maybe in 2016 when the "R" could do double duty for a potential Marco Rubio candidacy. Or, maybe, he said, he'll just get a yard sign next time.

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Reply Eric Hartsburg Plans To Remove Tattoo Of Romney On Face (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
RevStPatrick Nov 2012 #1
ashling Nov 2012 #12
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #2
Aristus Nov 2012 #4
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #40
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #55
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #62
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #54
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #3
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #21
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #22
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2012 #58
mzteaze Nov 2012 #33
freshwest Nov 2012 #52
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #41
crim son Nov 2012 #45
Cha Nov 2012 #46
onehandle Nov 2012 #5
Quantess Nov 2012 #6
maddogesq Nov 2012 #7
KamaAina Dec 2012 #64
Egnever Nov 2012 #29
Quantess Nov 2012 #36
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #42
MADem Nov 2012 #49
blackspade Nov 2012 #8
B Stieg Nov 2012 #9
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #10
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #11
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #13
rivegauche Nov 2012 #16
mzteaze Nov 2012 #35
SoapBox Nov 2012 #14
rivegauche Nov 2012 #15
Clouseau2 Nov 2012 #17
Vietnameravet Nov 2012 #32
iandhr Nov 2012 #18
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #19
MADem Nov 2012 #50
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2012 #53
Historic NY Nov 2012 #20
Egnever Nov 2012 #26
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #23
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #24
Egnever Nov 2012 #28
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #30
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #43
Hayabusa Nov 2012 #25
libdem4life Nov 2012 #27
Vietnameravet Nov 2012 #31
catbyte Nov 2012 #34
Quantess Nov 2012 #37
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #44
montanto Nov 2012 #38
47of74 Dec 2012 #56
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #39
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #47
Zorra Nov 2012 #48
SummerSnow Nov 2012 #51
jmowreader Dec 2012 #60
olddad56 Dec 2012 #57
lunatica Dec 2012 #59
rks306 Dec 2012 #61
lunatica Dec 2012 #63
sakabatou Dec 2012 #65

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:53 AM

1. "Or, maybe, he said, he'll just get a yard sign next time."

 

Great punchline!

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

12. Where is he going to display the yard sign ?

Last edited Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:20 PM - Edit history (1)

I respectfully suggest he stick it up his ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:00 AM

2. Then he owes the person that paid him their money back

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:25 AM

4. They paid him to get the tattoo on his face. Contract fulfilled.

Unless his contract, if there was any, specified that he had to wear it for life, he is not in breach. I say, let him keep the money. As for the guy who paid him: a fool and his money, etc, etc...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:55 PM

40. I wonder how much that is going to cost?

This may have been a major money losing deal.

Fortunately he didn't get an Obama tattoo on his face, as some wingnut would either shoot him or beat him with a baseball bat.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:15 PM

55. I'm surprised they didn't have the tattoo guy use special ink

that made the stripes disappear at midnight on Election Day, leaving, say, the words "I'm A Tool" or "Midget Dick" in their place.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:48 AM

62. Oh, but they did!

LOL

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:13 PM

54. Uh, no.

A person who gets a tattoo doesn't owe the tattoo artist any obligation to keep the tattoo for the rest of their life-nor is it an injustice to the tattoo artist to remove the tattoo.

If the Romney campaign paid HIM to get the ink and keep it until he died, that's a different matter.

Besides, we don't know that the tattoo artist him or herself was a Romney supporter. Most tattooists don't take sides on the imagery they are asked to apply to the skin of their customers.

What would really be great, actually, would be if the artist had designed the tattoo so that, as the Romney stripes faded, the words "total" and "douche" emerged from beneath them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:13 AM

3. I give him credit for realizing what a sorry schmuck

Mittens is.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:20 PM

21. Was he the only person in America that didn't know about the 47% video?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

22. LOL--Does he look like a guy who's on top of things?

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:58 PM

58. He still has early 90s hair for fuck sake. He is not on type of anything.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:11 PM

33. Sadly

He probably saw it and thought like so many of the others that he wasn't a part of the 47%.

Someone posted a video of a guy who worked THREE jobs and still thought he was part of the 53% Romney was appealing to.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:57 PM

52. Weird, that he stayed clueless until after the election...

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:56 PM

41. I give credit to the person

who gave him the excuse, since I don't think he was bright enough to come up with it on his own.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:06 PM

45. Not me.

All he cares about right now is getting that loser's losing symbol off his face because he looks like a jackass. Mittens has always been the same schmuck, tattoo or no tattoo.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:12 PM

46. Yeah now it seems he's gearing up to be a smuck

for "Rubio".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:25 AM

5. You can't remove stupid. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:29 AM

6. Will it cost more than $15,000 to remove?


How much does high quality tattoo removal cost, anyway?

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Response to Quantess (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 AM

7. The question you should be asking:

Will Obamacare pay for that? Sorry, couldn't reist...



As posted above, you cannot fix fucking stooopid.

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Response to maddogesq (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:03 PM

64. He could always claim it was a cancerous growth

that way insurance would pay for it.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:11 PM

29. Much less according to this guy

http://www.drtattoff.com/laser-tattoo-removal-cost

Probably m ore in the neighborhood of 2k or less. Guy made an easy 12k it looks like to me.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:25 PM

36. I don't know about "easy"

I hear tattoo removal is at least as painful as getting tattooed.
Also, there's going to be some marks left behind, as removal is not perfect.

Hmmm. I'm glad the nitwit came to his senses, though.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:58 PM

42. To come to one's senses

one must have sense in the first place.

I think he just realized he was going to be laughed at for the rest of his life.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:33 PM

49. Apparently, per the link to the doctor, they can get it all and it isn't quite as awful a process

these days with these new lasers.

If the ink is dark and the skin is pale, the result is usually pretty slick, per the videos...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:36 AM

8. oops!

This was one of the dumber stunts this election season.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:38 AM

9. right next to the GOP presidential candidate!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:46 AM

10. Hes pretty shameful " hey goofball they are ALL shamefull and so is the next republican

you vote for. yard sign was pretty funny maybe he should give up wrastlin' and try comedy writin'

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

11. but for a sore loser

Like you are literally gonna be soon.

Tattoo removal....OUCH!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:57 AM

13. If he wants to save some dough, a new hairstyle will fix it.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:05 PM

16. Louise Brooks!! One of the loveliest stars ever. nt

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:23 PM

35. ROFL!

Of course there is the updated version:

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:03 PM

14. ...dumbass.

Plain and simple.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:04 PM

15. What a dope.

Nothing broadcasts "I'm a pure fool" like a face tattoo. Especially if it's those assclowns.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:19 PM

17. I imagine his Doctor visit went something like this

Doctor: I've got good news, and bad news. Which one do you want first?
Eric Hartsburg: Give me the good news first.
Doctor: We can remove your tattoo.
Eric Hartsburg: Great! What's the bad news?
Doctor: We can't cure your stupidity. It's permanent.

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Response to Clouseau2 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:47 PM

32. Nice!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:20 PM

18. who cares?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:37 PM

19. Good, now he'll just look like he went through a windshield.

I know I'd rather look like the victim of a horrible disfiguring accident than a complete moran (sic).

He still has the other side in case Sarah Palin runs in 2016 though, so I hope he has someone who loves him enough to protect him from himself. Meanwhile, this is an example of Darwins theory on unnatural selection. He'll be much less likely to reproduce, thereby strengthening the gene pool of the human race.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:44 PM

50. You should look at those Before/After pics at the tattoo place--they've apparently gotten MUCH

better at removing the whole Magilla...!

Astounding, really--the laser just breaks up the ink; the body absorbs it and gets rid of it.

http://www.trlaser.com/photos.php

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Response to MADem (Reply #50)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:05 PM

53. If he's smart (yeah I know) he should finagle a freebie out of these folks for advertising.

The script writes itself.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:48 PM

20. dumbass..cost to remove probably more expense than what he was paid.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:06 PM

26. Not even close

He was paid 10k or 15k to get it done. Here's a site that will remove it for likely less than 2k. I am sure those costs aren't unusual and I am sure this tool knew what the costs for removal were before he did it.

I actually think the guy was pretty clever getting this done I figure he made an easy 8k. The part that makes him a tool is believing in Romney in the first place.

http://www.drtattoff.com/laser-tattoo-removal-cost

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:55 PM

23. Romney was shameful before this guy decided to tattoo his

face. The guy is just now figuring this out? I guess this is a symptom of a lot of those who voted for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:59 PM

24. f I Only Had a Brain

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:09 PM

28. Pretty smart actually

Made an easy 12k , now the guy that paid him....

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Response to Egnever (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:22 PM

30. There are still some things money can't buy IMO

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Response to Egnever (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:00 PM

43. I don't know if being know

as the stupid git who got a Romney tattoo on his face is worth $12K. And yes, people will remember even when he gets it removed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:06 PM

25. Heh, he won 1st place in a wrestling boards "worst tattoo" contest

and that was beating that thing on Icarus' back!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:07 PM

27. He could save time and "face" by just asking them to make it a "P" awaiting Ms. Palin's

certain revival and reappearance, somewhere, sometime, but she will pop up again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:46 PM

31. Maybe they can transfer the tatto to his ass where it belongs

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:13 PM

34. This guy is going to be very sorry. Removing a tattoo is excruciating, at least it looked that way

when I watched an MSNBC special called "Removing Hate." It was about a reformed Skinhead who had all sorts of racist tattoos all over his body--including his face--and the Southern Poverty Law Center paid to have them all removed. It was a remarkable show, and the treatments caused the man much agony.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:27 PM

37. yes, I read somewhere that

tattoo removal hurts worse than getting tattooed.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:01 PM

44. Good!

Stupid should hurt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:48 PM

38. So, he had an asshole tattooed on his face?

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Response to montanto (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 06:00 PM

56. Yeah, pretty much.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:53 PM

39. A little late for "face saving" excuses,

don't ya think?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:31 AM

47. Capital "L" on his forehead would be more appropriate anyway.

At least the scar will reduce the chance that he may reproduce.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:42 AM

48. Buyer's Remorse. Shop more carefully next time, bro. An Obama tatoo

will be in style for generations.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:53 PM

51. His insurance company ...

Will they pay for the removal because his stupidity is a pre existing condition?

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #51)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:08 PM

60. No, Romney already paid to have it removed

It did NOT cost $15,000 to get that thing put on there, so the couple grand it's going to cost to get it off will come out of Romney's money.

Hopefully the artist set his machine up really shallow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 06:21 PM

57. Romney needs to have the tatoo of Karl Rove removed from his ass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:38 PM

59. fk him

I hope the removal hurts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:35 AM

61. Damn

I thought he could keep it, kind of like a scarlete letter to say I'm a idoit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:50 AM

63. He's an idiot

He belongs in

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:37 PM

65. You'd think he'd know better

Who the hell would put a permanent tattoo, like that, on their face?

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