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.
“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…