Love hurts, love scars — especially when you’re Pete Davidson. Every day, the Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Pete Davidson saga reaches new levels of absurdity, and this story is no exception. As Page Six reported, Kim just revealed that her new boyfriend got her name branded onto his chest, and honestly, it’s tough not to cringe thinking about it.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the new body art on Pete’s chest when some texts he sent to Kanye were shared publicly. In the taunting texts, Pete finally clapped back at Ye and pleaded with him to stop harassing Kim and the kids on social media. He spiced it up with a little tongue-out, shirtless selfie from bed, which is how fans noticed the name “Kim” was mixed in with all of his other chest tattoos.
Kim was asked about her new man and his new body art during a recent appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. She gushed about their new “Instagram official” relationship and revealed that the “Kim” on his chest is beyond just a regular tattoo.
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“[It] isn’t a tattoo, it’s actually a branding,” she said while trying to demonstrate the act of branding with her hands. “Like a branding,” she reiterated to Ellen, who looked as confused as ever. “He wanted to do something that was really different,” Kim explained.
Well, it’s certainly different, but it’s also a little cult-like. What happens if this Kim and Pete romance ends up being another ill-fated Kardashian romance? And it’s not like Pete has the best track record for relationships either — just ask Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Phoebe Dynevor, or Kaia Gerber. So you break up, and then you just have Kim Kardashian’s name burned onto your body?
Despite how extreme the branding is, Kim explained to Ellen that this wasn’t even his first round of body art in dedication to their newfound love. She revealed that he has “a few” tattoos to symbolize their relationship. So far, her favorite is one on his chest that says, “My girl is a lawyer.” But, since Pete has gotten his ex’s names tattooed in the past, Kim wasn’t 100% convinced that regular tattoos were that big of a deal.
“That’s what tattoo people do, right? They get tattoos of what’s going on in their life, so I was like, ‘Is it special?'” Kim recalled with Ellen.
Pete’s also in the process of getting many of his tattoos lasered away, so he wanted something to represent their love that was even more permanent than ink. So, branding her name was the next logical solution.
“He’s in the process of getting rid of his arm tats and his neck tats,” Kim explained. “So he was like, ‘I don’t want to be able to get rid of it or to cover it up, and I just wanted it there as a scar on me.'”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK IT’S CUTE THAT PETE GOT KIM’S NAME BRANDED ON HIM? WOULD YOU EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
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