Chris Evans Said He Doesn’t Regret Getting This Name Tattooed on His Chest

No regrets. Chris Evans has one tattoo he says he’ll never regret — his dog’s name, which he has inked on his chest. During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Evans chatted about the tattoo that he got as a tribute to his beloved dog.

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Chris Evans has a very special tattoo

On the Oct. 29 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Evans shared how he got a special tattoo on his chest in honor of his rescue dog, Dodger.

The actor explained how he got it “not long” after he brought Dodger home and has had the ink for “a few years now.” 

“That’s probably one of the purest relationships I have,” he said. “It didn’t take much convincing. I’ll never regret that tattoo. I’ve regretted a few in my life, but not that one.”

He even joked that he and Dodger have matching tattoos, with Evans’ name tattooed on his dog. “Oh, I already did it,” he joked. “He had no choice.”

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Chris Evans’ dog is named Dodger after a Disney movie

Kimmel wondered if Evans was inspired to name his dog after “Dodger Dogs,” that are sold at the Los Angeles Dodgers ballpark and Evans was quick to shoot the idea down. “No, I’m from Boston so it would be sacrilegious to name him after that,” he explained.

He continued, “It’s a far more embarrassing story that I now get to explain every time someone asks me.” 

Dodger’s name, he explained, is from the 1988 movie Oliver & Company and the inspo comes from one of the movie’s characters.

“There’s a movie called Oliver & Company. It’s a Disney movie, an animated movie that I grew up watching,” Evans said. “When I first saw him in the shelter, I said, ‘Oh man, that looks like Dodger from Oliver & Company.’ After I decided I was taking him home with me, I went through the process of thinking of other names and I just couldn’t get off Dodger.”

“And I just said, ‘Well, I’m not gonna overthink this one,'” he added.

During an Oct. 20 Marvel fan Q&A for the Biden/Harris campaign, Evans was asked about choosing his dog’s name and shared his thought process. “I was thinking of other names but I just couldn’t get that one out of my head,” he said. “I just thought, you know what? I’m not going to push this one around. I’m just going to let it stick.”

Evans called his dog ‘so pure’

Evans often posts photos of his dog on social media and told ET in 2019 that Dodger is such an important part of his life.

“Dogs are just so good and so pure. A weird, little door unlocks inside of you, this new level of empathy … in a weird way, that type of empathy permeates so many aspects of your life,” he said, when asked his “favorite thing about being a dog dad.”

“You know, I think it actually unlocks a little bit, as I imagine having children will. I really want kids too,” he added.