Marky Mark Taking His Children to Watch His Tattoo Removal
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Mark Wahlberg, whose career we’ve watched mature from teen heart-throb aided by the Funky Bunch to an Oscar-nominated movie star, is planting another tent-pole in the book of life: Wahlberg is taking his two eldest children to witness him having his tattoos removed.

He hopes it will be a lesson for his kids. “I’m taking my kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is,” Mark Wahlberg told the Today Show this morning.

There’s not much else talk about having them removed in the interview, but he does talk more about fatherhood, saying if his kids want to work in the entertainment industry, he’ll support them, but will do everything he can “to point them in another direction.”

And this jewel: “I have always said if I succeed as a businessman and fail as a father it’s all been for nothing,” said Wahlberg. “That’s the most important role is being a parent and a husband.” He’s said the same statement before, and it’s great to hear this sort of commitment to fatherhood from a person with so many work projects going on.

Here’s the whole interview:

Also, it just wouldn’t feel right unless we said:

Come on, come on, feel it, feel it – feel the vibration!



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is married and has one son. You can also find his writing on The Good Men Project and The Huffington Post, and HLN. He is an avid gamer, rides unicorns, and loves rainbows.
  • http://www.daddymojo.net/ Trey Burley

    Good for him.  It’s a shame that tattoo removal is so expensive as thousands of people have tattoo regret.  A tattoo is permanent people, either that or it takes more cash than you may have in disposable income to remove.  

    • http://www.8bitdad.com Zach Rosenberg

      What’s funny to me is that people are the least permanent things around – we live an average of 80 years. The only thing that could be less permanent is if you tattooed your dog! So it’d actually be more of a tribute to someone if you had an artist draw something for you on the cover of a book, then passed that book down to your kids and said “look, this is something I got as a tribute to my family, keep this with you and pass it down”.

      Kind of related, but not really. When I was little, I wrote my name in one of the books my parents read to me. I now read it to my son – and in a strange way, I want him to write his name in it too, then when he hopefully has these books and reads them to his kids, he can point to his name and mine and say “look, here are our names and some day, you too will write your name in it.”

  • lucymfel

    We often have that discussion at my house. I have a tattoo my mate does not and doesn’t like them. I will not discourage my daughter from getting one but I know dad will not be allowing that at all. Then again she is only thirteen months old so we have a bit to go before we cross that bridge. It is great to see the evolution of people like Mark from teen dream to devoted dad. 

    • http://www.8bitdad.com Zach Rosenberg

      You’ve got at least 2 years until you need to have the tattoo discussion!