"For the record, I did this only for Pia, to make our Ms. Universe smile, not to impress anyone else. So to the bashers with so much opinion to say, I pray for you guys because I'm not used to this," he said.
"I am 40 and I will tattoo my whole body if I want to with whatever art I want and I have another Pia tattoo in the making—just enjoy life brothers!" he added.
His efforts were not done in vain as Pia herself took notice and expressed her gratitude for the "permanent love" he showed her.
Pia will be staying in the US for a year to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe's reigning queen.