Ryan Gosling’s Tattoo Mistake is a DIY He Screwed Up Himself

Ryan Gosling is arguably one of the most handsome actors of our time. Aside from being one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, Gosling wears many other hats. He is a jazz guitarist and has a band.

Gosling opened a Moroccan restaurant, Tagine, with two of his friends in Beverly Hills. He has dabbled in tattooing himself. However, according to Cosmopolitan, Gosling is not very good at it and should leave tattooing to the professionals.

Who is Ryan Gosling?

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Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada, to parents Donna, a secretary, and Thomas Ray, a traveling salesman. He also has an older sister named Mandi. Gosling’s first acting role was as a child on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993.

While on the show, he acted alongside some other now-famous people, including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. Gosling had never received any formal acting training, but being on The Mickey Mouse Club helped him land minor parts on a few TV series in the late 1990s.

In the early 2000s, he landed some roles in movies, like Murder by NumbersRemember the Titans, and The Believer. He then starred alongside Rachel McAdams in The Notebook, which was a huge success and boosted his acting career.

After this, he starred in a movie titled Half Nelson, which landed him a best actor Oscar nomination. According to IMDb, Gosling was the first Canadian actor in over 60 years to be nominated for this award.

Since then, Gosling has gone on to star in some major films and has portrayed a range of diverse characters. Some of these films are DriveBlue Valentine, and La La Land.

In 2011, he starred in Place Beyond the Pines with Eva Mendes. The two fell in love and have been together ever since. They currently have two young daughters, Esmeralda and Amada Lee. Both are fiercely private about their relationship and children, and Biography reports that the two secretly married in 2016. 

Ryan Gosling’s tattoos

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Most people may not be aware of the fact that Ryan Gosling has tattoos. Body Art Guru reports that Gosling once said: “A tattoo should never be meaningful, because at a certain point you’re going to hate it, and it might as well make you laugh.”

However, he does have at least one tattoo that is significant to him. On his upper left arm, Gosling has a tattoo of the cover of the children’s book The Giving Tree. Growing up, his mother would often read the book to him and his sister.

He may have “Esme” tattooed on his knuckles for his daughter, but it’s unclear whether this tattoo is real. His other tattoos include a ghostly lady and a skeleton together on his left inner arm. The lady is Theda Bara, who was a famous silent film era actress.

In addition to this, Gosling has a barcode on his left wrist that he did himself. 

Monster’s Hand or Cactus?

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In addition to his homemade barcode tattoo, Gosling gave himself another tattoo. On his arm is what is supposed to be a monster’s hand dropping a bleeding heart. However, since he did it on his own with a tattoo kit, the hand turned out to look more like a cactus.

He said: “One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monster’s hand dropping a bloody heart but I did it myself with a tattoo kit so it looks like a cactus.”

Depending on the angle, one could can kind of see a furry monster hand. Gosling seems to be accepting and relaxed about the tattoo looking like a cactus.