Pete Davidson's New Tattoo Is A Tribute To A Very Special Woman

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Pete Davidson has a history of imprinting the women in his life onto his body, for better or for worse. Last December, over a year after the fateful 2016 election, he got Hillary Clinton tattooed on his arm; this year, Davidson spent the majority of his summer rubbing Aquaphor on his body for Ariana Grande-inspired ink. And just today, at exactly 3:12 a.m., he added another famous woman to his collection: Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This might come as a shock to some Davidson fans, since just last month the comedian made it clear how he felt about getting more impulsive tattoos — especially ones dedicated to females. While co-hosting the comedy show Judd & Pete for America with Judd Apatow, Davidson referred to his recent breakup, and the multiple removal appointments he'd have to sit through. "I'm fucking 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I'm afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that's how bad it is," Davidson told the crowd, joking that he's spent so much time covering up ink of past flames — Cazzie David and Grande — that he won't be quite as "stupid" (his words, not ours) the next time around.
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Photo: Jon Mesa/ Instagram.
Well, that lasted about a month, because now he's got the "Notorious" RBG's face tattooed on his right shoulder. On the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Davidson and co-star Chris Redd paid homage to RBG's work on the Supreme Court and how she's the "one lady holding the whole damn thing together." Evidently, Davidson left inspired — so much so that he ran to tattoo artist Jon Mesa in the wee hours of the morning to get Ginsburg's likeness permanently etched into his skin.
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The previous women may have taught Davidson love, patience, and pain, but we think this one gon' last. Why? If a couple of fractured ribs can't keep RBG down, then Davidson's love certainly won't.
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