At the age of 20, Pete Davidson became one of the youngest cast members in the history of "Saturday Night Live." In that time, we've not only seen him grow as a comedian, but grow an impressive collection of tattoos. In the six years Davidson has been on SNL, he's collected a number of visible tattoos, including many pieces with his then fiancé Ariana Grande (many of which he's since covered up), an homage to his father who passed away in 9/11 and tattoos for some of the biggest women in politics (notably Hillary Clinton and Ruth Bader Ginsberg). However, his tattoo journey may be coming to an end.
Last week, a film critic named Mike McGranaghan attended a virtual Q&A event with the cast members of Davidson's 2020 film "The King of Staten Island."
, McGranaghan alleged that Davidson is "
in the process of getting all his tattoos removed," which shocked many of Davidson's hardcore fans throughout social media.
We decided to do an investigation of our own and because Davidson has deactivated his Instagram, he made it pretty difficult for us. However, he recently appeared in a clothing campaign for his artist and longtime friend Snuffy NYC, which may confirm suspicions.
In the photo, posted to Snuffy's Instagram on December 2nd, Davidson is modeling a beanie, t-shirt and jeans for Morwin Shmookler's Office. Aside from the sick threads, we noticed that Davidson's hands are looking a bit more bare than usual. Prior to these shots, Davidson had tattoos on his knuckles, as well as a piece on the top of each hand.
“He even showed his hand, which is already done," McGranaghan shared with a fan on Twitter. "He said it takes 3-4 hours in the makeup chair to cover them, so he figured ‘it would be easier to get them burned off.’”
While the phrase "burned off" makes us cringe, as that's not technically how laser removal works, we're sad to see Pete's ink go. But, we're not totally convinced yet that Davidson is going to remove all his tattoos, as this would take a long time and many of his pieces are from world renowned artists. But, if this is the case, take a peek at some of our favorite tattoos that Davidson has collected over the years in the gallery below.