In one of the scenes for the film, MGK, also known as Colson Baker, gives Davidson a tattoo on the shin of his character’s name, Zeke.
Davidson showed off his ink during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at Sundance Film Festival. He said they wanted the scene to be authentic which is why he didn’t fake it.
“He actually killed it,” Davidson said about MGK’s tattoo skills. “He did great work. He’s very proud of his work.”
MGK commented during the interview that the “Z” in “Zeke” is so much thicker than the other letters because it was when they were starting to roll. He kept having to go over the letter to make it look real.
MGK also spoke to IndieWire about the tattoo in a bit more detail.
“We were kinda throwin’ in different kick it situations, and one of them, Pete was like, ‘We should do a tattoo scene,’” MGK said. “Being the way that we are, we were like, ‘We should just do this for real,’ so we got a tattoo gun.”
Back in November, it was revealed the coming-of-age drama, directed by Jason Orley, was heading to the Sundance Film Festival. The film follows a teen from the suburbs who is under the guidance of his college dropout best friend. Big Time Adolescence does not have an official release date yet.
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