Matt Damon reveals similar tattoo as late Heath Ledger’s
Matt Damon has revealed the significance of a hidden tattoo he has and how it ties to the late actor Heath Ledger
Matt Damon has revealed the significance of a hidden tattoo he has and how it ties to the late actor Heath Ledger. The 50-year-old actor disclosed to GQ magazine that the wiggly, loopy line on his right arm is truly a tattoo and is identical to what Ledger has on his arm.
In a recent GQ interview, the Stillwater star, who also has the names of his four children engraved on his upper arm, detailed how an unplanned choice from his wife, Lucy, and a firm vow led to them getting inked with the same design as the late actor.
Matt recalled how he obtained the unusual tattoo when he decided to get his first tattoo and reached out to a guy “who did all of Heath Ledger’s tattoos” and picked the one that Heath had as well.
An emotional touch
“That’s something that Heath had on his arm. Heath was an incredibly restless, creative person. Like, I talked to the person who did his hair on The Patriot and she said he hated sitting still so much ‘that by the time I got the wig on and I set it and everything, and I’d finished, he’d get up and there would be a sculpture of bobby pins that he’d done.’ He was really sensitive. This stuff just flowed out of him. He was really special,” Matt said
“I just wanted to get something that Heath had. Scott [the tattoo artist] showed me his laptop and I said, ‘Scott, what’s that one?’ And he goes ‘I have no idea ― I think that’s just some sh** that Heath squiggled.’ And I went, ‘That’s the one I want.’’ He added.
Apart from Matt and the late Hedger, Matt’s wife Luciana Barroso also has the same tattoo on her foot. “So we both have that, it’s like a little creative little blessing. It’s like an angel that looks over all these names that are on the arm,” he shared.