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Man tattooed by stag party wants them to be jailed for inking groom’s name on him for £90

Culled from Metro

A homeless man allegedly paid £90 to have a groom’s name tattooed on his forehead has returned to Benidorm to report the stag party to police, Metro reported.

Tomek Matuszewski, 34, had ‘Jamie Blake’ put on his forehead in exchange for the cash which he said felt like winning the lottery.

However, after waking up and seeing the tattoo – which was going to include the grooms address, North Shields N28 – he was horrified at what he saw in the mirror.

Tomek Matuszewski pictured while being tattooed after allegedly being paid £90 by a member of a stag do He said that it was just one member of the stag party who was behind ‘prank’ and now wants the culprit to go to jail.

He told the Daily Star: ‘I’d like to see the culprit go to jail as well as the tattooist.

I want justice and I hope karma will come back to them.’ He added that wen he woke up ‘my reaction was “what the f**k have I done?”.’

Tomek, who was taken to a clinic for a medical check-up after reporting the incident to police, also said the offer of £90 was ‘like winning the lottery’ to someone sleeping rough and experiencing hunger.

The 34-year-old, whose whereabouts since details of the controversial inking emerged had been a mystery, appeared delighted to be back in the resort.

He said he woke up the next morning and regretted what had happened saying he wants the people behind it to go to jail (Picture: EPA)

Apart from the clothes on his back, his only belongings were in a small rucksack he was carrying with him.

The North Shields part of the tattoo was not completed because of the pain he was in and a funds are being raised to have the tattoo removed.

He told reporters: ‘The day of the tattooing I was drunk and £90 for me as someone living in the street is a lot of money. When I woke up the next day I realised what I had done.’

He told a Spanish media outlet it was humiliating to have someone else’s name stamped on his head for ever, insisting: ‘It’s not at all nice.

When you’re in the street, you’re hungry and you want to drink something and you can’t. ‘Then you’re given £90 and it’s as if you had won the lottery.’

He also said that he hopes karma pays a visit to the Brit behind the tattoo (Picture: EPA)

The man whose name and address Tomek had inked on his forehead has come forward since the furore broke to insist he was never in the tattoo parlour and the Polish-born rough sleeper was not paid.

In an interview with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle earlier this week in which he revealed he was working in Benidorm and decided to go ahead with his stag do with 30 friends despite splitting with his partner beforehand, 36-year-old Mr Blake said: ‘I might have to fly home and could lose my job here.

‘I was not there at the time. There was a big group of around 30 of us drinking in the bar. ‘Tomek isn’t homeless, he lives with my friend and works on the strip.

I got drunk and was asked to leave the bar I was in.

‘I was never in the tattoo parlour and as far as I know he was not paid any money.’

Police in Benidorm said earlier this week they were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Nearly £3,000 has now been raised in a GoFundMe appeal to help Tomek have the tattoo removed and offer him medical assistance.

Several businesses in Benidorm are understood to have offered to help.

My view: Then later this person would say he has done a good thing by giving a homeless man £90, what kind of a humanitarian is that. It's even alleged that the man isn't homeless, just don't know who to believe and who is seeking for 15-minutes of fame.

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