May 31, 2014 11:45 pm -

The genius finally realized that the tattoos on his face were not going to help him get a job.

Eriks Mackus, 22, of Clearwater, was nearing the end of his two-year welding course when he realized the gang tattoos on his face would make it difficult to get a job – so he had a classmate remove them with a wire wheel.

A wire wheel is a grinder used to prepare a surface of the objects to be welded prior to the procedure, it stripped several layers of skin and the tattoos off Mackus’ face. All that remains is red skin that looks similar to a rash…

The state of Florida on his right cheek, the Pinellas County area code (727) on his left cheek, the ‘187’ police call for murder on his Adam’s apple, flames on his fingers, dollar signs on his ear lobes, his gang name ‘Cracka Mac’ on his forearm and several others on his hands and neck.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Anomaly 100 May 31st, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    He could have just taken a bike ride with me and that would have taken care of it. (long story)

    • fahvel June 1st, 2014 at 3:30 am

      ok anom, I’m a retired (still riding though) pro cyclist and I don’t get it unless you had a horrible crash and road rashed your face off – hope that aint it. He could have poked his eyes out and then the tats would have been invisible.

      • Anomaly 100 June 1st, 2014 at 8:33 am

        You got it on the first try. I did a Ninja move over the handle bars after something got caught in the spokes, then faceplanted on the street.

        I move like a cat. I mean, normally. (wink wink)

  2. animatedgifman June 1st, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Sounds like removing the tattoos was the first of (hopefully more) intelligent decisions this young man has made recently (along with furthering his education). I give him points for finding a cheap, effective way of doing so. It sounds like he will look a little ‘sun burnt’ for a while (nothing regular application of aloe oil won’t reduce or eliminate, though). Congrats on no longer looking like a moron. Perhaps with a degree in welding and a new job, he won’t be a cancer on society (any more?).