A man was kicked out of the house by his wife after getting a tattoo of a penis on his thigh.
Stuart Valentino, a 34-year-old father of four, got the tattoo as a joke while drunk — using a tattoo gun that his wife, Samantha, bought him for Christmas.
“After a boozy night me and my mate Danny both stupidly agreed to get the tattoos done on our legs,” he said. “Danny chickened out when he saw mine, but there was nothing I could do at that point.”
Valentino quickly realized his mistake when he found that he would not be able to take his 3-year-old daughter swimming with the 6.5 inch penis drawn on his thigh.
“I didn't realise [sic] how it would hinder my life,” he said. "We had just begun taking our three-year-old daughter swimming, and I could no longer get involved because it looked as though my penis was poking out.”
“We wanted to plan a holiday, but the penis would be sticking out and when I was in boxer shorts it was a constant reminder to Samantha of how stupid I had been.”
The tattoo soon began tearing the couple apart — becoming the subject of fights and causing resentment from Samantha toward her husband.
“We argued non-stop,” he said. "It would cost nearly $1564.50 to remove, something that could have been spent on a family holiday.”
“Finally last month, Samantha announced she couldn't take it any longer, and left me," he said. "I had no idea that a joke could ruin my life. I'm devastated I've lost my family, and frustrated with myself. I can't blame anyone else.”
“I have a constant reminder poking out of my shorts every day of how stupid I've been," he added.