>> Tattoos just got political, at least in Russia, where the leader of the Liberal Democrats offered free inkings to his supporters on Sunday. Some of them now sporting the party's emblem or depictions of Vladimir Zhirinovsky's face on various parts of their bodies.>>
I decided to do it because it's a pricey pleasure, as I was told earlier. So I decided to do it.>> The one-day only tattoo festival was held at the party's headquarters in St. Petersburg and was just another example of the politician's fiery and rather unpredictable tendencies. Zhirinovsky is known for his combative straight-talking style which earns him airtime and millions of votes.
The Russian politician had a pickled cabbage salad thrown at him by an activist during a news conference in 2013. And famously launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a pregnant journalist in Parliament in 2014.>>
Zhirinovsky won almost 6% of votes in the 2018 presidential election, coming in at third place. The political veteran has sat in Russian Parliament for more than two decades. And for some, his legacy will now last a lifetime.>>