Plastering his body with fake tattoos for his role on Sons Of Anarchy has convinced actor Theo Rossi that he doesn’t want the ones he already has.
Rossi says being covered with body paint for his role as Juan-Carlos “Juice” Ortiz on Sons Of Anarchy has turned him off tattoos.
The 38-year-old told AAP he will have up to three of his own tatts removed as soon as the hit Foxtel series ends.
His decision to have a few of his seven tattoos removed seems to be bucking the trend of young actors and sports stars around the world.
In Australia, the likes of DJ and model Ruby Rose, Sydney Swans star Buddy Franklin and The Voice mentor and Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden have turned their tattoos in signature fashion statements.
But Rossi says wearing tattoo sleeves, plus sporting more on his shaved skull for the past six years on Sons of Anarchy, has changed his attitude towards body art.
“Before the show I always wanted to cover myself in tattoos, but now I have lived half of my life for the past six years covered in tattoos, I have gotten over the urge of it all,” Rossi told AAP.
“Six months of the year when filming I have tattoos completely down both arms and tattoos on my head and the other six months the outside of my arms are completely clean and I don’t have tattoos on my head.
“I will probably get two or three removed when all this is all done with.”
Rossi isn’t the only Hollywood star to announce they’re having tattoos removed.
Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg was featured on 60 Minutes having his tattoos taken off and has even taken his kids to see how painful it is as a deterrent.
Even Getaway presenter Jesinta Campbell, who dates Franklin, is understood to be considering having her one small tattoo removed.
Ortiz started out as a recurring character on the hit Showcase and FX channel series in 2008 and was upgraded to main cast member the following year.
The seventh season, and possibly the last, will begin production in May.
Rossi is in Australia with Sons Of Anarchy cast member Kim Coates, who plays Tig, and Mark Boone Junior who plays Bobby, on a moderated panel conversation and an audience Q&A tour.
The trio have already met fans of the show in Adelaide and their next engagement is the Palace Theatre, Melbourne on Thursday.
Melbourne, Palace Theatre – Thursday, March 27 (Oztix/Ticketek)
Brisbane, Eatons Hill – Friday, March 28 (Oztix)
Sydney, Roundhouse – Saturday March 29 (Ticketek)
Perth – – Astor Theatre, Sunday March 30 (Showticketing)