Some of you know him as a recurring member of the famous Saturday Night Live (SNL), the American weekly sketch show launched in 1975 which has seen celebrities such as Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell parade among its comedians. , Tina Fey or Kristen Wiig. Joining SNL in 2014 at the age of 20, Pete Davidson became the youngest member to be on the program. The comedian, who started stand-up at the age of 16, also found himself propelled into the media limelight after his relationship with singer Ariana Grande was formalized in May 2018. Their romance will be short-lived since despite the announcement of their engagement in June, they will separate a few months later, in October. In parallel with his appearances in SNL, Pete Davidson also distinguished himself in the cinema where he was seen in small roles. But 2020 marks the takeoff of his career on the big screen with the film The King of Staten Island by Judd Apatow, in which he stars. On December 7, during a press conference on the film, Pete Davidson surprised the audience by revealing that he was planning to have all his tattoos removed. A rather striking news when we know that the actor has more than a hundred. It was film critic Mike McGranaghan who dropped the scoop on Twitter, telling a skeptical internet user: “Yes, yes, it’s true. He even showed his hand (so far covered in tattoos, editor’s note) ) where the work had already started. He said it takes 3-4 hours of makeup to cover them up, so he figured it would be easier to have them laser erased. ”

Pete Davidson: his tattoo addiction

Very transparent about his mental health, the one who was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder (strong impulsivity, instability of emotions and weakened self-esteem), explained in an interview with Inked Magazine in 2019 the reason for his addiction to tattoos: “It’s just a release … When [I’m] manic and upset, sometimes it’s the only thing that works for me.” Among the illustrations on his body, we find in particular references to Game of Thrones, which he had tattooed before even watching the series, but also the face of Hillary Clinton or a giant unicorn.

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