Pete Davidson Is Apparently Getting His Tattoos Removed, and His Fans Are Not Taking It Well
If there's a Pete Davidson fan in your life, you might want to say a little prayer for them right now. The Saturday Night Live actor is in the process of getting all of his tattoos removed — yes, even that Hillary Clinton portrait — and, naturally, fans of the comedian are taking the news a bit hard.
The news hit social media just last week after film critic Mike McGranaghan shared a screenshot via Twitter from a virtual Q&A he attended with Judd Apatow and the cast of The King of Staten Island. McGranaghan wrote in the accompanying tweet that Davidson shared he's currently getting his tattoos removed — so if you've noticed his tattoos looking a little faded on SNL lately, that would explain it. According to a follow-up tweet, the comedian made the decision to get his tattoos removed because "it takes 3-4 hours in the makeup chair to cover them, so he figured 'it would be easier to get them burned off.'"
Davidson has a pretty extensive collection of tattoos — over 100, according to Body Art Guru — and many of his pieces are tributes to past relationships and people who have inspired him. What he does with his body is obviously a personal choice, but lots of fans who have grown to love Davidson for his tattoos had a lot of feelings about his decision online. "Learning that Pete Davidson is removing ALL his tattoos might give me the same feelings a divorce would give me," one user wrote. It gets a lot more dramatic from there.
Read ahead to see other peoples' thoughts on Davidson's alleged tattoo removal.