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Man turns face into tattoo billboard for Internet porn sites, regrets it

He is now auctioning off more advertising space on his body to pay for laser removal surgery


Katie McDonough
March 21, 2013 12:37AM (UTC)

Before legally changing his name to "Hostgator Dotcom," Billy Gibby called himself "Billy the Billboard"  because of his willingness to tattoo brand logos on his face and body. After receiving sums in the range of $75 - $1,000, Gibby (Dotcom?) tattooed the logos for several Internet porn sites on his face.

And now he really, really regrets it.

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Gibby told the Anchorage Press that he was suffering from untreated bipolar disorder when he made the decision to get the facial tattoos, and that his decision to do so was motivated by his "biggest fear" at the time -- not being able to pay the rent and support his family of seven.

Now on medication for his bipolar, Gibby is hoping to remove the 20 tattoos covering his face. But in order to afford the expensive laser surgery, he needs a better job. But because of his facial tattoos, he is pretty unemployable, he told the Press.

So he is auctioning off more advertising space on his body to finance the procedure.

“I have space on my arms, hands, chest and the legs,” Gibby told the Huffintgon Post.

But sorry, Romney-Ryan face tattoo guy, Gibby has limits. "I won't take ads from companies that are racist and I won't do political ads either," he said.


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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