Pete Davidson Is Erasing His Tattoos

December 15, 2020 / Posted by:

There are so many posts on Dlisted about Pete Davidson’s tattoos. We’ve covered Pete’s tribute to Hillary Clinton. His giant unicorn. His former pet, Piggy Smallz. His portrait of Cazzie David that was covered up with a forest scene. Tattoos inspired by his ex-fiancé Ariana Grande, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and confectionery magnate Willy Wonka. And well, you can say goodbye to them. Pete recently revealed that he’s getting his long-term skin scrapbooking project lasered off.

Popsugar points out that Pete revealed the news during a virtual Q&A for the film, The King of Staten Island, of which Pete plays the titular character. Messy, random tattoos are part of his character’s arc, so clearly all of Pete’s real-life random tattoos came in handy during filming. And that’s great if Pete wants a career in which he exclusively plays characters that are covered in arbitrary pictures, sketches, and symbolic gestures to famous ex-girlfriends. But he doesn’t want that. Pete reportedly explained that having as many tattoos as he has means he’s bound to spend a couple of hours in a makeup artist’s chair getting them covered up. He doesn’t want to do that either, so to save himself some future time, he’s getting them slowly lasered off.

Pete’s tattoos made an appearance in last Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and as you can see, his arms are still covered with ink.

But you can see from this sketch, the tattoos on his hands appear to be vanishing. That could be makeup, but it could also be some successful laser treatments.

This news is good for Pete, I suppose. I mean, it’s his body, his choice, and clearly, he couldn’t possibly regret this decision more than some of his more questionable tattoos (I’m looking at you, Pete’s Snapchat Ghost). Plus, I doubt he’ll remove every single one of his tattoos. For example, he has the number 8418 on his body, which was his late father’s FDNY number. So I don’t think we’re about to see a complete transition from “Yo, I’m Pete” to “Hello, my name is Peter” here. And if he does get any more tattoo work in the future, hopefully, it will be a small message from his favorite tattoo artist that reads: “Reminder: Don’t get anything in honor of the girl you’ve been dating for six seconds.

Pic: Universal Pictures

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