The ‘C’ star said that he got the ink when he was younger because he thought it was ‘tough’.
Looking back at the beginning of his journey with Dave Bautista Tattoos.
The 52-year-old actor is famously covered in ink when he’s shooting for movies, requiring him some extra time in the makeup chair.
During Tuesday’s edition of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” she was told about her first tattoo and whether she regretted it. The star began his reply with a laugh.
“Yeah. My first tattoo, it was when I was really young and I didn’t want anyone to see it – I especially didn’t want my dad to see it, I didn’t want to get in trouble for getting a tattoo . . I was so young – it was on my A–,” he recalled.
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The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star said the ink was “really bad” and “cheap”.
“I got it from this old redneck in Arlington, Virginia,” he continued. “He shaved my butt and then he’s sitting in a little rolling char and he rolls in my face and he goes, ‘Man, are you sure you want this on you?’”
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After signing “a week or two”, Bautista said he was “sorry for that.”
“I lived with it for years and I got so ragged while wrestling in the shower, it was like, ‘What’s that on your a–?’” he remembered. “I finally got it covered, I think around 2007.”
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Asked what exactly that tattoo was, Bautista began his explanation by reminding viewers that it was the 1980s and that he was “very young.”
“It had a heart resembling cement and around it, it said, ‘Heart of stone,’” he revealed. “When I saw it, I was like, ‘Man, this is tough.’”
He added: “I’m still living it down, man.”
Bautista can be seen on Apple TV+’s “C” and when it hits theaters and appears in “Dune” hbo max on 22 October.