Surprise! Neil Patrick Harris Got His Very First Tattoo

Neil Patrick Harris has experienced the ultimate teenage dream: The 43-year-old got his first tattoo.

On Monday, the Series of Unfortunate Events star debuted his new ankle ink on Instagram writing, “We got picked up for Season 2….I got this to celebrate” with the hashtags #firsttattoo, #anklebone, and #scampstamp. His post got more than 100,00 likes in one hour.

Artist Anderson Luna of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY, worked on the black symbol, a nod to Harris’ character Count Olaf on the Netflix drama. The eye-shaped design represents the V.F.D., or Volunteer Fire Department, the organization Count Olaf belongs to on the show and in the Lemony Snicket book series.

Sitting for the tattoo was likely no big deal for Harris, who recently told Entertainment Tonight that it takes 3 grueling hours to apply his character’s heavy duty makeup. “So all day long someone’s just poking at your face,” he said. “All day — literally, 9 hours of someone between takes just [fixing your makeup].”

A number of celebs have recently experienced their first tattoo. After stating that she’d never get inked because “I have a really weird thing about ‘forever,’” Kendall Jenner got a white dot on each middle finger, which she later repurposed, alongside BFF Hailey Baldwin‘s red version. “Right now I have two,” Jenner wrote on her blog. “They’re both in white ink on my two middle fingers. The one on my right hand [formerly a small dot] is a full heart to represent an angel and my left is a broken heart — kind of like the devil side.”

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Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin’s matching tattoos (Photo: Snapchat/Hailey Baldwin)

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In January, after breaking up with boyfriend The Weeknd and walking in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for the first time, Bella Hadid got her first tat — two small wings on her ankle.

And at her 18th birthday party, showed off a small red heart on her upper arm, the first of 4 tattoos.

For those surprised by Harris’ ink, it wasn’t the first time the married father-of-two indulged his wild streak — the actor also has a nipple piercing.

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