All his ink from Ariana to Kim

He wears his heart on his (tattoo) sleeve.

Pete Davidson has gotten “multiple” tattoos on his body in honor of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian — despite the fact they’ve only been together four months — but she’s not the first lover he’s boldly etched onto his skin.

With references to ex-boyfriends, his late father and his favorite movie, the ‘SNL’ star’s tattoos tell the story of his life – with some chapters written in full view.

Kardashian, 41, revealed the news of multiple tattoos during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, saying her favorite of Davidson’s inks is an inscription that reads, “My girl is a lawyer.”

She also confirmed her comedian beau, 28, had branded the word ‘KIM’ on his chest with a hot iron.

“He wanted to do something completely different [for me]’ Kardashian cooed, claiming Davidson told her, ‘I don’t want to get rid of it or cover it up, and I just wanted it on me as a scar.’

Kardashian confirmed that Davidson had her first name branded on his chest.  It can be seen in this selfie the prankster took last week.
Kardashian confirmed that Davidson had her first name branded on his chest. It can be seen in this selfie the prankster took last week.
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The couple became official on Instagram this week after four months of dating.  Ink loving Davidson has already gotten a number of tribute tattoos for his new lover.
The couple became official on Instagram this week after four months of dating. Ink loving Davidson has already gotten a number of tribute tattoos for his new lover.
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In fact, the comedian has had a number of his tattoos removed in recent years — including odes to his former fiancé Ariana Grande.

According to insiders, Davidson had more than 70 tattoos in total before he started laser cauterizing them in late 2020.

Last July, the “Saturday Night Live” star opened up about getting his body art removed, saying he hopes to have most of his tattoos removed by the time he’s 30.

His body is a work of art: A selection of Davidson's tattoos can be seen in a shirtless scene from his 2020 film "The King of Staten Island."
His body is a work of art: A selection of Davidson’s tattoos can be seen in a shirtless scene from his 2020 film The King of Staten Island.

But while dozens of Davidson’s inks appear entirely random, including images of a white unicorn and Winnie the Pooh, many others are deeply sentimental.

Inking is an entirely emotional process for the straight-up comedian, who struggles with mental health issues.

While some of Davidson's tattoos appear completely random, others hold significant personal meaning for the prankster.  He is pictured in 2019.
While some of Davidson’s tattoos appear completely random, others hold significant personal meaning for the prankster. He is pictured in 2019.
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The Staten Island native told Inked Magazine in 2019 that he gets tattoos because “it’s just a redemption” and a way to stop self-harm.

“When [I’m] so manic and upset, sometimes that’s the only thing that works for me,” he explained.

Here are some of Davidson’s most prominent and outlandish inks, reflecting its turbulent and colorful past.

Odes to Ariana Grande

Davidson’s whirlwind romance with Grande began in May 2018, and the couple got engaged the following month.

Almost immediately, the prankster headed to the tattoo parlor to have his affection for the pop queen emblazoned on his body.

Grande famously sported distinctive bunny ears on her Dangerous Woman album cover, which prompted Davidson to get the design tattooed under his left ear.

Davidson got Grande's distinctive bunny ear mask tattooed under his left ear.  After their painful and public breakup, he had the tattoo turned into a love heart.
Davidson got Grande’s distinctive bunny ear mask tattooed under his left ear. After their painful and public breakup, he had the tattoo turned into a love heart.
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He also decided to write the French phrase “Mille tendresse” – meaning “a thousand caresses” – on the back of his neck.

Grande himself had the exact same tattoo in the exact same spot, and Davidson thought his matching design was a cute way to show his love for the “God Is A Woman” crooner.

But tattoo artists warned Davidson not to get the impulsive ink.

Davidson copied Grande and had the French expression "Mille Tendresse" painted over his neck.  After the breakup, he had the floor "CURSED" emblazoned across the top of the tatt.
Davidson copied Grande and got the French phrase “Mille tendresse” tattooed across his neck. After the breakup, he emblazoned the word “CURSED” across the top of the tattoo.
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Manhattan resident Jon Mesa – who has tattooed the comedian multiple times – reportedly told Davidson, “Hey dude, let’s just stop with the girlfriend’s tattoos until after [Grande’s] Your wife.”

Mesa later spilled on Page Six, “Relationships come and go, and Pete is a really young man. [But] I think it went in one ear and out the other.”

In fact, Davidson and Grande’s relationship ended after just three months, with the comedian being forced to cover up the tattoo tributes he made.

He turned the bunny ears into a love heart while painfully scrawling the word “CURSED” across the back of his neck to cover the matching “mille tendresse” ink he got for Grande.

A tribute to his father

Davidson has a drawing of a firefighter crouched on his knees, head in hand -- a tribute to his father, Scott Davidson, who died on September 11th.
Davidson has a drawing of a firefighter crouched on his knees, head in hand — a tribute to his father, Scott Davidson, who died on September 11th.

While romantic relationships come and go, Davidson’s admiration for his late firefighter father was endless – so it seems unlikely he’ll laser a tattoo he made in memory of his father.

On his left bicep, Davidson has a drawing of a firefighter crouched on his knees, head in hand — a tribute to his father, Scott, who died on September 11th.

Davidson was just seven years old at the time of his father’s untimely death, and the openly emotional actor has admitted his grief turned into a depression that plagued him for nearly two decades.

Davidson also has his father's fire department badge number "8418" tattooed on his arm.
Davidson also has his father’s fire department badge number “8418” tattooed on his left arm.
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“It was really so hard for him [Peter] to recover, and I would even say that he has only recently found his way and is doing well,” Davidson’s own mother, Amy, said of her son in a 2020 interview.

In addition to drawing a firefighter, Davidson also has his father’s badge number “8418” tattooed on his left forearm.

Motivational Quotes

Given Davidson’s battle with anxiety and depression, it’s no surprise that he finds solace in inspirational quotes.

Like many millennials, the comedian grew up listening to Harry Potter and inked a quote from Albus Dumbledore just below his father’s fire department badge number.

The quote, taken from Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban, reads: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times just by thinking about turning on the light.”

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times just by remembering to turn on the light."
Like many millennials, the comedian grew up listening to Harry Potter and inked a quote from Albus Dumbledore just below his father’s fire department badge number.
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Meanwhile, Davidson has a italicized quote from one of his favorite films – “Rocky” – on his back.

“It’s not about how hard you hit,” reads the tattoo. “It’s about how hard you can be hit and keep going. How much you can take and move on.”

On his left bicep, Davidson has another motivational phase that also serves as a tribute to his father.

Pete Davidson holds a microphone while shirtless and wearing a trucker hat and black pants.
His left shoulder has another quote honoring his father.
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The quote “Allow me to be alert and hear the faintest cry” is from The Fireman’s Prayer – a manifesto for professionals.

But while Davidson might have literary quotes above his frame, he memorably had many more random phrases tattooed near his left nipple.

In a shirtless GQ photoshoot in 2018, the actor was seen with the ink that read, “Jokes come and go, but loot is forever.”

The inking didn’t last long and he soon had an image of a shark tattooed over it.

Meanwhile, the shark isn’t the only animal featured on Davidson’s frame. The actor seems to harbor an entire zoo on his pale skin, with a leopard, a crab, a pig named “Piggie Smalls” and a drawing of Winnie the Pooh all etched into his skin.

Political Pete

Davidson stunned fans back in 2017 when he debuted a leg tattoo of failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The image – which appears to have been copied from a photo of the former First Lady taken in the ’90s – even sparked a reaction from Clinton herself.

Davidson stunned fans back in 2017 when he debuted a leg tattoo of failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
He’s with her! Davidson stunned fans back in 2017 when he debuted a leg tattoo of failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
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After Davidson uploaded a photo of the body art to his now-defunct Instagram page, Clinton replied, “Thank you @petedavidson. It makes it a lot less embarrassing that I’ve had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years.”

However, Clinton isn’t the only female icon the joker has on his frame.

Eager to flaunt his feminist credentials, Davidson also has an ink of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on his right shoulder.

Davidson also has an ink of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on his right shoulder.
Davidson also has an ink of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on his right shoulder.
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The legal eagle wears a crown on her head in the tattoo, with the image appearing to be inspired by the Notorious RBG drawing originally created by Shana Knizhnik.

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