Eric Hartsburg had better hope GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins the upcoming election or it could be a long four years.
The 30-year-old professional wrestler auctioned off a 5-by-2-inch patch of his face for $15,000. In exchange, he tattooed Romney's presidential campaign logo on the right side of his head.
Hartsburg told ABC News that he posted an ad on eBay and a user agreed to pay him the $15,000 to get the Romney logo branded on his head. The eBay user who paid for the ink has asked to remain anonymous.
“I am a registered Republican and a Romney supporter…I didn’t mind getting this tattoo because it is something that I could live with and it’s something that I believe in," Hartsburg said.
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He wasn’t so enthusiastic about all of the bids he was offered. Hartsburg, whose fresh ink is only three days old, said that he actually rejected the highest bid because it was “lewd.” His only requirement for bidding on the ‘ad space’ was that it could not be racist or offensive.
Hartsburg says that the whole thing was done as a gag but now he believes his new tat has a purpose. He says he is trying to “educate people on his beliefs.”
“In the beginning it was done for gags and publicity, but now I see it as a way to encourage young people to vote.” He continued, “We have so many rights that we don’t utilize and young people need to exercise that right.”
The 30-year-old professional wrestler says that he wants his tattoo to send a message to young people. “I want young people to know that it’s O.K. to be young, and it’s O.K. to be a Republican. You don’t have to be rich or elderly to be labeled as a Republican, and I want everyone to know that.”
But the stunt that has brought him instant fame also has its setbacks. He said some people look at him like he's the "boogey man."
"I’ve gotten a few F- you’s from people," he added.
Having said that, he isn't done auctioning off space on his face for cold hard cash. He is offering up a spot on his forehead for a starting bid of $5,000.
ABC News asked him if he would consider getting an Obama tattoo instead. He replied, "…no, no, I would definitely not get an Obama tattoo.”