Paparazzi captured photographs of Pete Davidson in Hawaii over the weekend along with his Bodies Bodies Bodies costar Chase Sui Wonders. Just last week, when they were holding hands at Universal Studios Hollywood, I was wondering, Do you think these two like-like each other? And this week, they’re doing PDA on the beach. Case closed, I suppose.
But the more eagle-eyed and inquisitive viewers out there have asked something deeper: Where have his tattoos gone? Why is there a blank space on this side of the clavicle and on that side? Davidson, some have pointed out, no longer has the tattoos he got in honor of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian.
Davidson and Kardashian dated for nine months, from October 2021 to August 2022, while her divorce from Kanye West was being finalized. During that time, the comedian added several tattoos dedicated to her on his crowded skin canvas. There was “My girl is a lawyer.” Gone! There were the names “Aladdin” and “Jasmine” after the Disney characters they played on Saturday Night Live when she hosted. Gone! And finally, there was the first initial of all four of her children’s names. Gone! They’re all gone!
It makes sense that he would remove them. Now, his girl is his costar, and having someone else’s children’s initials on you is…inadvisable. Perhaps knowing this about himself—that he’s just as likely to remove a tattoo as he is to get one—he upped the ante with Kardashian. He branded her name on his chest, as in branded with a hot poker. “K-I-M,” it said. So he’ll ostensibly have the scar (unless he has a really fantastic derm on retainer).
Davidson must know that the temporary-tattoo industry has made great advancements in recent years. Now you can get a tattoo that lasts about a year! I can see how this might take the romance out of covering yourself with tributes to significant others, but also repeatedly removing or covering up said tributes, as he’s done with girlfriends even prior to Kardashian, kind of diminishes them too. At minimum, it might be worth looking into.
And just one final note before I never think about Davidson’s clavicle again: He also seems to be removing Ruth Bader Ginsburg from the other side of his clavicle.