There is a man in Indiana with the 2012 Mitt Romney presidential campaign logo tattooed on the right side of his face.
That is ridiculous.
According to news reports, Eric Hartsburg posted a listing on eBay in August to auction tattoo advertising space on his face. He told ABC News that a Republican user of the online auction service paid $15,000 for the ''R'' logo to be tattooed on a 5-by-2-inch spot on the side of his head.
All I can do is shake my head in disbelief. Really? A tattoo of Mitt Romney's presidential logo on a man's head?
Hartsburg said it began as a gag, done for publicity, but it became a way to encourage young people to vote. The registered Republican and Romney supporter also told ABC News he didn't mind getting the tattoo ''because it is something that I could live with and it's something that I believe in."
Let's be honest, he got the tattoo on his face for the $15,000.
Hartsburg broke a couple of the rules most people with tattoos, including myself, follow: Avoid getting a tattoo of the name of your boyfriend / girlfriend or husband / wife, and avoid getting clearly visible tattoos on your face, head or neck.
Some local tattoo artists I called sounded off on Hartsburg's decision.
Aaron Chine, owner of Chine Box, a tattoo shop in Austintown, said he'll do a tattoo in those areas, but not without first weighing a number of factors, and he definitely would not do a piece like the one on Hartsburg. Anyone who does tattoos who cares about ''artistic integrity or respects the business'' would never do anything like that, he said.
Debbie Lenz, owner of Artistic Dermagraphics in Youngstown, said she largely avoids doing tattoos on a person's face or neck, but she has made exceptions, such as a cover-up of a cuss word on a man's head because his granddaughter was at the age of learning to read.
Also, she doesn't suggest getting a tattoo for a quick few bucks.
''I think you should get tattoos that are meaningful to you, not for financial gain,'' she said.
This type of thing, selling skin for a tattoo like it's real estate, although odd, isn't unique. A woman in 2005 for the same amount Hartsburg got sold space on her forehead to advertise the website of the online casino, Golden Palace.
Other news reports say that Hartsburg, a wrestler of some sort, doesn't regret getting the ink.
Sure he doesn't.
Here are some suggestions for the 2016 presidential election, Eric: Put a bumper sticker on your car or a campaign sign in your front yard or maybe even take a break from power slamming and figure-four leg locks to register voters or help people get to vote.
But if you still feel the need to permanently alter your body to support the next presidential candidate, do it in a less visible place. How about your rear end, so when you drop your trousers to show off just how much you support that candidate, you can get a kick in the same backside for getting foolish tattoos.