Keeping Up With Pete Davidson's 100+ Tattoos
- Pete Davidson has more than 100 tattoos, many of which he’s currently in the process of removing.
- While some are random, most of his designs are dedicated to his past relationships and loved ones.
- A large portion of Davidson’s expansive tattoo collection is concentrated on his chest, back, and arms.
There are a few things that pop up on one’s mind when they hear Pete Davidson’s name – his excellent comedic chops, his infamous high-profile relationships with A-list celebs, and, of course, his impressive collection of tattoos, which consists of 100+ designs. The “SNL” alum started on his body artwork journey when he was 17 – a lyric from Big Sean’s song “Mercy” – and over the years, he kept adding to his collection that now boasts dozens of tattoos, both large and small.
Fans of the comedian might know that Davidson is currently undergoing an intense tattoo-removal procedure as he wants to pursue an acting career full-time moving forward. “I honestly never thought that I would get an opportunity to act, and I love it a lot. And it takes three hours. You have to get there three hours earlier to cover all your tattoos ’cause for some reason, people in movies, they don’t have them that much. So now I’m burning them off,” he explained during a May 2021 appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
The “Meet Cute” star shared that the ink-removal process is excruciating as it’s “burning off your skin,” adding a caution to the viewers considering going under the needle. “If you’re gonna get tattoos, you know, just make sure you really, really want it.” In another 2021 interview with People, he said that all the pieces of ink he plans on erasing will be gone by the time he’s 30 years old.
Davidson is known for getting impromptu matching ink with his friends and lovers. Before his highly publicized split with Kim Kardashian, Davidson managed to get multiple tattoos dedicated to his then-girlfriend. However, fans suspect that he has since removed those tattoos as well. During his whirlwind, short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande in 2018, Davidson also marked his love for the pop artist with a handful of designs that he has since covered up with other artworks. He also has a bunch of tattoos that serve as a beautiful tribute to his late father, a New York firefighter who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Though the Staten Island native has gotten many of his most prominent tattoos removed (while others appear increasingly faded with each passing session), we took a deep dive into Davidson’s past and present tattoos. From inks flaunting his proud Potterhead status to his latest tattoos that he got for Kardashian, keep reading for an ultimate breakdown of all pieces in Davidson’s expansive tattoo collection, along with their meanings.