Comedian Pete Davidson has become known for his massive collection of tattoos, but in 2021, he announced his plan to remove all of them by age 30.
An episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers The Saturday Night Live alum said his budding film career prompted him to pursue tattoo removal.
“I honestly never dreamed that I would be able to act, and this is something I love a lot,” Davidson stated to the late-night host. “It takes like three hours — you have to get there like three hours earlier — to cover all your tattoos. In movies, they don’t have nearly as many tattoos.
PEOPLE was given an update by the comedian a few more months later. “I get my next treatment [in] It was only a month. They all agreed that they should all be gone before the age of 30. He explained that they could continue this for two more years.
Though Davidson has gotten a few more tattoos since his big announcement (most notably, several for ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian), he has started removing some of his other ink, including some smaller tattoos on his hands.
In January 2023, Davidson was photographed shirtless while hitting the beach with his rumored new love interest Chase Sui Wonders. In the photos, several of the comedian’s tats appear to have been removed — including all of the ones he had dedicated to Kardashian.
This guide will show you everything, from the tattoos that are dedicated his past relationships to the lighter, more humorous designs. Pete Davidson’s Past and present tattoos of’s
Davidson’s original tattoo that read “Swerve Life” was partly inspired by Big Sean and “Mercy” songs.
“I was 17 when I got my first tattoo. Ricky did it. Variety 2017. “It says ‘Swerve Life’ because the Big Sean song that had that– swerve in it, and we were like ‘That’s gonna last forever.”
On the same leg, Davidson has a tattoo that says “Zeke,” which was given to him by his friend, singer Machine Gun Kelly on the set of the 2019 film The Big Time: Adolescence. Interview with The Hollywood ReporterHe confirmed the tattoo was real, and said that “He actually killed” it. Kelly also stated that the letter Z needed to be thicker as he retraced the steps when they “just started to roll the camera.”
2017 Davidson Miley Cyrus They had matching tattoos with the words “WE BABIES” to mark their SNL sketch. They appeared in a 2021 episode. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonDavidson said that he had Cyrus tattooed in 30 Rock’s tattoo studio. Cyrus preferred to have the tattoo placed on her side while Davidson had it done on his hand.
A Cartoon Toaster & DoodleBob
Two cartoon tattoos can be found just above Davidson’s left elbow: a DoodleBob or a Toaster. These tattoos refer to an episode of the TV Series. Spongebob Squarepants. The comedian is known to love animated Nickelodeon shows. Elle According to reports, he was on a Spongebob-themed shopping spree at his local mall in Staten Island. He was featured in a new episode on The Simpsons in 2020. Fresh AirDavidson said that Spongebob was a guest star in his new movie. The King of Staten Island. “I love your!” SpongeBobHe replied, “Yes.” He said, “Yes.”
A Forest of Trees
To cover up a portrait of ex-girlfriend Cazzie David on his forearm, Davidson went to his tattoo artist, Jon Mesa.
Mesa captioned an Instagram photo that featured her new tattoo. It featured a forest full of trees, a moon, and covered up some other tattoos.
Davidson has the word Warning tattooed to his wrist. The meaning behind the tattoo hasn’t been confirmed, but it was done shortly after his breakup with Ariana Grande.
The Verrazzano Bridge
A proud native of New York City’s Staten Island, Davidson has a tattoo of the Verrazzano Bridge — which connects the borough and Brooklyn — on his left shoulder.
The large sea creature tattoo that Davidson has inked on his chest is actually a concealment. For an interview, the comedian was seen naked on his chest. GQ 2018 cover. His tattoo, which read “jokes are temporary, but swag is eternal,” was viral. Davidson quickly covered the tattoo with a shark and added the words “wobbly” and “soulmates”.
A flower that is honeyed
On his left side, Davidson has a tattoo depicting a large flower surrounded with bees.
Davidson sports the number 93 tattooed on his chest. This tattoo is likely to be his 1993 birth year. He also has “1993” tattooed on his arm.
An Electrocardiogram Graph
It isn’t clear why, but Davidson keeps an Electrocardiogram graph at the collarbone. This records the electrical activity within the heart.
A Rocky Balboa Get a Quote
Davidson pays homage to Sylvester Stallone’s 2006 film Rocky Balboa A tattoo that features one of the famous lines from the character. The tattoo, which is in script font, reads “It ain’t about how much you hit.” It all comes down to how hard you can get on the ground and keep moving forward.
Apart from his Rocky Balboa Quote: Davidson’s back is tattooed with a pair of boxing gloves. This is likely a nod to the movie.
Four tattoos are on Davidson’s left forearm depicting the planets Earth Mars and Jupiter. You will find the words “pure imagination” in cursive just above.
Davidson has a map tattoo in his left hand, below the planet design on the other arm.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Portrait
In November 2018, tattoo artist Jon Mesa created a realistic portrait of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Davidson’s shoulder. The comedian may have been inspired to paint Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s portrait on Davidson’s shoulder. SNL sketch that he had recently performed, which featured Kate McKinnon as Ginsburg.
A tattoo depicting Davidson holding hands is found on his left side.
The Mars Attacks Alien
Davidson has the alien tattoo from 1996’s sci-fi comedy as one of his many inspirations. Mars Attacks On his chest. Above the alien are the words “Thank goodness”.
A Black Scribble
Davidson has a tattoo that shows a back scribble. Although it is not clear what the meaning of this tattoo may be, it could be a cover up for an older tattoo.
Davidson has Leo tattooed to his side-neck. This is probably a tribute for his godson. Ricky Velez informed Leo that he was the son of Davidson’s best friend and longtime friend. Daily Beast He claimed that Davidson was his family.
Davidson also knows the name and surname of a friend’s child, “Kanan On the opposite side of his neck, is inked “,”
Tributes to his Late Father
A kneeling firefighter tattoo on Davidson’s left arm is a tribute to his late father, Scott Matthew Davidson, a first responder who passed away during the 9/11 attacks. The tattoo shows the comedian praying as well as the Roman numeral 9, which could refer to the month that his father was killed. Davidson also has the number 11, which is tattooed behind one ear. Davidson also has the initials SMD, his father’s initials, tattooed on his left arm.
Davidson has a tattoo on his forearm that displays his father’s number as a firefighter. During his engagement to ex-fiance Ariana Grande, the singer got a matching tattoo on her left foot. Davidson also wears a badge number beneath his helmet, which bears the logo of a firefighter.
A Crying Heart
Davidson had many tributes to his father left side. He also got a tattoo that depicted a broken heart.
Three rubber duckies
Davidson has a row with three rubber duckies right above his father’s badge number.
Star of David
The Star of David tattoo that Davidson carries on his left bicep might be a sign of his Jewish heritage. It was discovered by Davidson in 2017. Interview with Hot 97 The comedian shared the latest DNA testing results.
“I’m just an Irish Jew … My mom was Irish, my dad was Jewish,” he said. “I discovered this information in the last year. “My mom never taught me.”
A Four-Leaf Clover & Lotus Flower
The Star of David is right next to Davidson’s four-leaf clover. It is a symbol of good fortune. Below that is Davidson’s lotus flower tattoo. The lotus flower tattoo, which Davidson did not make public statements about, is symbolic of many religions and cultures.
Davidson appears to be carrying two wild cats tattooed to his left arm. One on his left arm, one on his right. The other is just below his shoulder.
Davidson pays tribute to HBO’s series The Sopranos He has a tattoo on the abdomen. The tattoo reads “Bada Bing!” — the name of a fictional strip club in the show — in bold red letters and a woman’s silhouette.
Shortly after being romantically linked to English actress Kate Beckinsale, Davidson got a massive black-and-white rendering of a unicorn on his arm courtesy of tattoo artist Ryan Mullins. Mullins shared the work on Instagram, writing, “Unicorn on my dude Pete Davidson.”
“Goon” & a One-Eyed Cartoon
Davidson has “GOON”, inked in red above a cartoon character who has one eye.
A driver’s licence
Although it’s not clear if the tattoo depicts a fictional or real identity, Davidson’s right arm has a New York State driver’s license tattoo. It features three stars with a quote above and below it that reads, “Light Up Your Dark.”
Davidson’s last initial is written vertically in all capital letters to the left side of his abdomen.
Winnie the Pooh
Thank you to the tattoo artist Mira Mariah Davidson posted the ink to Instagram. He also has a tattoo of Winnie The Pooh holding a ballon. The comedian has not revealed the meaning of the ink, but it may simply be that he was a child with the beloved character.
After adopting a pig with his then-fiance, Ariana Grande, Davidson got a drawing of a pig’s face along with his new pet’s name, Piggy Smalls, tattooed on his side. The tattoo artist was Mira Mariah She shared the work via Instagram.
“Katy Must Learn to Share Her Friends…”
It’s not clear what the rather ominous sentence written on Davidsons side means.
“You Know Bupkis!”
The phrase “you’re a bupkis” appears on Davidson’s chest. This tattoo could be referring to the comedian’s television series, BupkisDavidson’s fictionalized childhood was published in October 2022 as a film called ‘The Story of Davidson’
Davidson has Shaolin tattooed on both his stomach as well as his stomach.
An Assortment of Micro Finger & Hand Tattoos
He is now working to get rid of the tattoos. He had small tattoos on his fingers in the past. On his fingers, these included the Pokémon character Pikachu and a black kite that covers the “AG” tattoo he had done when he was engaged to Grande. His hands contained both a peace symbol, and a black hearts. The number “237” was also on his hands. Davidson also owned an arrow that was used to cover Grande’s “H2GKMO”, as well as the words “WRONG WAY.”
The Tootsie Pop Owl
Jon Mesa, Davidson’s tattoo artist shared the Tootsie Pop Owl he drew onto the comedian back in 2019.
Davidson’s cartoonish Willy Wonka tattoo on his left forearm has a strange story behind it — and made for a controversial joke. E! News reported that during a 2018 stand-up show in Boston, the comedian said: “I got a Harry Potter tattoo … then the next day Alan Rickman, Snape’s actor died. It was an odd coincidence, I thought. Then, I was inked with a Willy Wonka symbol. Next day— Gene Wilder dies. Now, I think: “Alright. That’s a coincidence. That’s strange.” I was thinking about getting a Louis C.K. tattoo. tattoo. What do you guys think about tattoos?
A Smoking Angel
A large tattoo depicting an angel holding a cigarette and three birds flying above it is located on Davidson’s right back. London Reese, a tattooist, shared polaroids from the session with Davidson on Instagram. He wrote: “Yes. I watched.” Game of Thrones The entire session.
A Hooded Figure
Davidson’s hooded body is surrounded in butterflies on his left side. This seems to be in stark contrast with the angel tattoo.
Portrait of Hillary Clinton
In 2018, Davidson was a spokesperson. The range that he got a tattoo of Hillary Clinton after she lost the 2016 presidential election because “she’s such a cool person.”
“Wanted to get @hillaryclinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero,” Davison captioned a photo showing off his new ink. “Thanks for being such a wonderful person and one of the strongest friends.” Clinton responded, “Thanks @petedavidson.” This makes it significantly more awkward that I’ve ever experienced.” Pete Davidson Tattoos have been a part of my life for many years. But seriously, I’m honored. Merry Christmas to you, friend.
A ski mask with layered designs
Davidson’s abdomen shows the outline of a ski helmet, with many other designs layered above.
The Chesire Cat, A Bridge & “2 19 4”
Davidson’s right arm sports a tattoo that depicts the Cheshire Cat. This is the notoriously mischievous character. Alice in Wonderland. Davidson also has a large tattoo of a bridge.
Below the Chesire Cat, comedian Davidson has a series of numbers tattooed. Davidson has not spoken about the significance these numbers.
To hide a Grande tattoo on his abdomen Davidson tatted a large, black keyhole.
A Comedy King Get a Quote
An allusion to the comedy of 1982 Comedy is the KingDavidson has a quote from Scorsese on the top right of his hip. It reads: “Better to be a king for one evening than a schmuck that lives a long time.”
Grande coordinated with Davidson, having the words “mille tendanceresse”, written in a similar font on Grande’s neck and on his back. The 1961 film “Mille Tenresse” popularized this French expression. Breakfast at Tiffany’s It is a reference to “a thousand tendernesses.” It was discovered that Davidson had tattooed the word “CURSED” on the tattoo in 2019.
Davidson wears a holly leaves and the words “Christmas Boy” on his abdomen.
Davidson has the word “REDRUM” inked in red ink on his hand. This tattoo, which in reverse spells “murder”, refers to the 1981 horror film. ShiningBased on Stephen King’s novel
Davidson has a tattoo of a wolf on his right forearm. It is flanked by a forest of trees. This is Cazzie David’s coverup tattoo. Davidson’s “Order of the Phoenix,” tattoo has also been intertwined. Another nod to his love for the wolf is this. Harry Potter.
The Wu-Tang Clan Symbol
Above his tattoo of the Verrazzano bridge, Davidson has another reference to his native Staten Island — a symbol used by the band Wu-Tang Clan, which also hails from the New York City borough. An interview with ComplexThe comedian declared, “They’re Staten Island.” That’s Staten Island. He also mentioned that mushrooms are fun when he complimented him on his tattoo.
Portraits of his favourite comedians
Snuffy, a tattoo artist, created portraits of Davidson for his leg. Snuffy stated in a 2020 statement that Davidson wanted to pay tribute all his comedy gods. interview with GQ. I chose to use a lot less negative space than traditional face paint.
Snuffy also carved a tattoo for Davidson that depicts what he called “dead icons.”
According to the artist, the piece was created to cover his shoulder. It is mostly composed of linework. It is speared with the heads of dead idols. These are cartoon characters.
A painting by Goodfellas
An homage GoodfellasDavidson has a tattoo of a man and his dog on his abdomen. This is a reference on a painting in that film.
Davidson has a tattoo of Dr. Seuss on one arm.
A Harry Potter Tribute
An established Harry Potter It’s a natural choice to have Davidson tattooed as a tribute to the franchise. The Deathly Hallows symbol is on his left arm with Albus Dumbledore’s quote “Happiness can still exist even in the darkest hours, if one remembers how turn the lights on.”
Grande and Davidson celebrated their engagement by using the ink “REBORN” on their thumbs. He posted an Instagram photo showing his new ink and Grande’s large engagement ring. It’s better than this.
They also had matching tattoos for their thumbs. It read “H2GKMO”, Grande’s favorite saying. But Davidson covered it up later.
Black Bunny Mask
Days after making things Instagram official with Ariana Grande, Davidson got a small tattoo of a black bunny mask — which looks similar to the accessory worn by Grande on the Dangerous Woman album cover — behind his ear, courtesy of tattoo artist London Reese. Shortly after, Davidson covered up the tattoo with a heart design and added two Xs and a small smiley face. When the tattoo appeared faded, fans assumed that Davidson was trying get rid of it in 2021.
The “Kim” brand
In March 2022, eagle-eyed fans spotted Davidson’s first tattoo for his then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. In a shirtless photo that Dave Sirus, Davidson’s friend, shared (and then deleted), the name “KIM” can be seen on his chest. During an appearance at Ellen DeGeneres Show Kardashian claimed in April that the tattoo was not an actual tattoo, but branding.
“I think he was like, I want something that’s there that I can’t get rid of … because he’s in the process of getting rid of his arm tats and his neck tats, so he’s like, ‘I don’t want to be able to get rid of it or to cover it up and I just wanted it there as a scar on me,’ ” Kardashian told the host.
“My Girl Is A Lawyer!”
Kardashian also told DeGeneres that to celebrate her passing the baby bar, Davidson got the words “my girl is a lawyer” tattooed on his clavicle. In her Instagram Stories, Kardashian posted a clear picture of the tattoo. In October 2022, paparazzi photos showing the comedian with a bandage on his chest caused fans to speculate that Davidson was in the process of removing the tattoo, but his reps denied this.
Kim Kardashian’s Initials for Children & “Aladdin”, “Jasmine”
Fans noticed a new tattoo on Davidson in late April 2022 as the couple left the Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival event. The tattoo was placed on Davidson’s clavicle/collarbone and read “KNSCP”, which would have been Kardashian’s initials as well as the initials of her four children, Kanye West’s: North, Saint Chicago, Chicago, Psalm.
Kardashian’s last tattoo was apparently dedicated to Davidson and Kardashian’s first kiss. It had two tattoos: “Aladdin” and “Jasmine”, as well as an infinity symbol between them. This was most likely a nod to the sketch they did together. Saturday Night Live The main characters in the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin. However, Davidson was seen shirtless on the beach in Hawaii in January 2023. These snaps showed that he had taken out all of his Kardashian tattoos.
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