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Spain: Homeless man paid for tattoo by British stag-do speaks out03:19

Spain: Homeless man paid for tattoo by British stag-do speaks out

Spain, Benidorm
August 3, 2018 at 17:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

A homeless man who was paid €100 ($116) to get a facial tattoo by a British stag party in Benidorm is set to receive rehabilitation after he said the incident 'changed his life' while speaking from the Spanish tourist hotspot on Friday.

Known as Tomek, the 34-year-old Pole got 'Jamie Blake', the name of the groom, inked on his forehead after the British tourists paid him.

"I didn't know what it was because I was drunk," Tomek explained. "From the time that the tattoo happened, my life's switched like 180 degrees. I was sitting on the street all the time, from one day to another day, wow I'm famous, I'm in every newspaper in the world."

Karen Cowles, President of the Benidorm British Business Association, explained that a GoFundMe page received €3,000 ($3,478) in donations which will go towards erasing the tattoo.

Tomek will also be able to go to rehab and detox after offers came to help him battle his alcoholism.

He says he walked from Poland to Spain after a break up, leading to issues with his hips and knees, which will be seen to by the Benidorm Clinic later on Friday.

Spain: Homeless man paid for tattoo by British stag-do speaks out03:19
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A homeless man who was paid €100 ($116) to get a facial tattoo by a British stag party in Benidorm is set to receive rehabilitation after he said the incident 'changed his life' while speaking from the Spanish tourist hotspot on Friday.

Known as Tomek, the 34-year-old Pole got 'Jamie Blake', the name of the groom, inked on his forehead after the British tourists paid him.

"I didn't know what it was because I was drunk," Tomek explained. "From the time that the tattoo happened, my life's switched like 180 degrees. I was sitting on the street all the time, from one day to another day, wow I'm famous, I'm in every newspaper in the world."

Karen Cowles, President of the Benidorm British Business Association, explained that a GoFundMe page received €3,000 ($3,478) in donations which will go towards erasing the tattoo.

Tomek will also be able to go to rehab and detox after offers came to help him battle his alcoholism.

He says he walked from Poland to Spain after a break up, leading to issues with his hips and knees, which will be seen to by the Benidorm Clinic later on Friday.