Of all of the bad reasons to get a tattoo (marijuana enthusiasm, Donald Trump, sticking your arm in a hole, etc.) losing a bet is like, pretty high up there on the list. But someone apparently forgot to tell Tom Hardy that, because thanks to losing a bet with his The Revenant costar Leonardo DiCaprio, the hunky British actor has to now get a tattoo of DiCaprio’s choosing.
“I haven’t got it yet, because it sucks,” Hardy told Esquire UK in a new interview that published Monday morning. And well, he’s not wrong.
Hardy had a wager with Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom he starred in last year’s The Revenant, a story of betrayal and vengeance among 19th-century fur trappers. DiCaprio predicted that Hardy would get an Oscar nomination for his supporting role as a feral frontiersman who leaves DiCaprio’s character for dead after the latter is mauled by a grizzly bear. Hardy bet a tattoo of the winner’s choosing that he wouldn’t. Hardy lost. Hardy recreates DiCaprio’s design on a Post-it note for me. “He wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything.’ Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'”
If he goes through with it, this will obviously not be Hardy’s first tattoo, as he already has the London skyline, a Chinese dragon, his wife’s name, his ex-wife’s initials, a Madonna and child, and a Buddha with an AK47 inked on him, among others. So, on the bright side… it still probably won’t be his worst tattoo? There’s just no coming back from a Buddha with an AK47.