The Actor Mark Wahlberg reportedly has four tattoos; a Sylvester the cat and Tweety Bird on his ankle, his initials MW with his surname on his upper right arm, a Bob Marley tattoo and the words “One Love” on his upper left arm, and a rosary tattooed around his neck, with a crucifix and the words “In God I Trust” resting over his heart.
The famous actor wanted to set a good example by removing the tattoos that he has acquired over the years because he does not want to his kids getting tattoos in future.
The actor Mark decided to take his two eldest children along with him to watch the painful removal process in a bid to make sure they stay away from tattoos in the future.
Mark told the Today show,
“All the tattoos have meaning to me, but it’s both personal and professional.”
“I don’t want my kids getting tattoos. And I wanted them to be removed by the time I did The Fighter because putting make-up on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt.”
To show his kids the pain of getting (or removing) a tattoo he has brought them along for the enjoyment.
“I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through.” So they can’t get tattoos like dad, but can they become an actor like him? “I don’t want my kids to be in the entertainment business either, which is why I’m trying to build a lot of [separate] businesses,” Wahlberg says. “If they feel [passionate about acting], and that’s the decision they want to make, then I’ll support them. But I’ll do everything I can to point them in another direction.”