Eric Rico Ortiz isn’t a big fan of spiders. The 24-year-old Florida resident was looking to overcome his arachnophobia, and he decided that tattooing a sizable black widow on his face was the best way to do that.
He posted the picture above on his Facebook account, and the comments run the gamut as you might expect. Here’s what he had to say when he was asked by the Daytona Beach News-Journal to explain his tattoo:
That’s why I got it. Just to, like, make me know, that that’s what I fear, but not to fear it. You know what I’m saying? Everybody looks at it like damn Spider, cause if you’re going around your house you know what I’m saying, you see those spiders, you’re going to jump, you’re going to jump, so putting one on my face, I say you know what, I’m going to see what people think.
Apparently, one of those people was his girlfriend. “She was mad at me,” he said.
As Gawker points out, his relationship status is listed as “single”. Ladies? Here’s your chance.