A man left with serious scarring on his bottom will conceal it with a tattoo of an octopus after he failed to raise money for reconstructive surgery.

Darius Pater, who lives in Bebington, went under the surgeon’s knife three times after a small hole developed in the cleft of his buttocks.

And according to Mr Pater’s crowdfunding page : “Been [sic] gay doesn’t help.”

Mr Pater, 32, said: “I had surgery on my pilonidal sinus. I had a kind of in-grown hair.

“The first time I had surgery it was mainly about patching it up. Then after a year it came back and the wounds reopened and the surgeon had to cut the whole thing out.

“I had to have surgery for a third time four weeks later which solved it.

“But it’s still left a scar and the nerves are damaged. It’s not a nice thing to look at.”

Mr Pater, who moved to Wirral from Poland 13 years ago, set up a GoFundMe page in June to pay for reconstructive surgery.

But when nobody donated he decided he would have to get a tattoo to cover it up.

Darius Pater attempted to crowdfund the costs of his plastic surgery.

“I think I’m going to get an octopus or something because it has so many arms.

“I already have a Chucky doll on my back and I might get his bike to go along with it.”

The unsightly scar and lumps caused by his surgery have rocked Mr Pater’s body confidence.

He said: “It’s very hard to undress.

“I’ve been with my partner for five years but it’s…

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