Avril Lavigne’s boyfriend, Mod Sun, got her name tattooed on his neck: true love?


What do you do when you want to show someone you really like them? Do you wear your hair a certain way? Paint hearts on your nails? Stock your refrigerator with their favorite soda? Or do you ink their name into your neck and show it off to the world? If your answer isn’t ink, I guess you don’t mean it, do you? At least Mod Sun is willing to show his devotion to rumored girlfriend Avril Lavigne with such a display – and just in time for Valentines, aw. The quirky pair sparked romance rumors since collaborating on their new song, Flames. But now that Mod Sun has Avril’s name emblazoned across the back of his neck, I think it’s safe to say something’s going on between these crazy kids.

Mod Sun might want to grab a turtleneck the next time he wants to keep his relationship a secret … ’cause a huge “Avril” tattoo on his neck exposed what everyone’s thinking — he and Avril Lavigne are in a serious relationship.

A hawk-eyed TMZ producer spotted the tat on the back of Mod’s neck after the musicians were seen leaving BOA Steakhouse in WeHo. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … the tat is 100% the real deal because, as our source put it, there’s no way Mod would EVER get a “temp tattoo.”

[From TMZ]

You can see the actual tattoo if you click on the TMZ link, we don’t have those photos. The pics below are the couple at BOA steakhouse, but not of the tat specifically. As for their coupledom, I didn’t even realize Avril had new music out and I certainly didn’t know she was supposedly dating the guy she’d made it with. This is only the second time I’ve heard of Mod Sun. The last time he was hanging out with Demi Lovato, once again sparking rumors, but those were squashed pretty quickly as it appeared they were just sober buddies and I kind of admired him for it. I know he’s Bella Thorne’s ex and beyond that, I really don’t know much else so I’m going to have to take TMZ’s “source” at their word that he wouldn’t dare get a temp tattoo. However, a tattoo could mean friendship too, since the only other source quoted said they didn’t see any PDA between Mod and Avril. However, CB directed me to Mod’s Instagram and of his 30 posts, Avril appears in nine of them, so whatever their relationship, it is currently intense enough he felt the need to ink it in the back of his neck.

Mod is pretty well decorated, so his tat real estate was at a premium. Does the placement mean different things when it comes to ink? If it’s on your bicep it’s familial love, but your chest is romantic? I’ll bet there is a love language in the tattoo world. The neck is pretty extreme, regardless of what it is. Mod made the A in Avril’s name an anarchy symbol and the “vril” is scrawled in such a way that it can easily be converted later if things should *ahem* sour later, so the design is not a bad one. If someone were to print Hecate on their person, I’d want it really prominent place. Like the inside of their palm, in kind of an, “I’m always here,” way. Either that or some weird place like on the inside of their foot so everyone in the gym would ask, what’s that?




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  1. Kate says:

    Avril seems to have a ‘type’. Not my type, but hope she’s happy!!

  2. Cee says:

    How does she still look 17??

    • AnnaKist says:

      I wondered the same thing! Eh, at least the tatt is on the back of his neck. If things go sour, he won’t be forced to look at it every day.

  3. Smile says:

    I like the song they made.

  4. MarcelMarcel says:

    Okay so I follow Youtuber drama and I just find Modsun frustrating. Like I think he is talented and he has a distinct aesthetic. (He could have a career breakthrough given that the early 2000s trends are coming back in and he’s heavily influenced by them.)

    However HE WAS IN LATE TWENTIES/ EARLY THIRTIES when he dated TWO WOMXN UNDER THE AGE OF 25. (Bella Thorne and Tana Mongeau). AND HE RELEASED DISS TRACKS ABOUT BOTH OF THEM. And not in a subtle Carly Simons You’re so Vain way. More like Taylor Swift style- Songs that explicitly reference enough specific details for the average listener to work out the person’s name.

    Anyhow bro, you’re in your 30s. Don’t publicly complain & shame younger womxn for being emotionally immature, selfish or whatever. Either date people your own age or accept that younger lovers are at a different point in their lives than you are.
    I realise that Bella and Tana aren’t perfect or universally popular. I just think you learn a lot about a man based on how he treats his exes.

    TLDR- the intersections between the Eurocentric patriarchy & pop culture are oftentimes frustration, sometimes heartbreaking and occasionally groundbreaking (ie Me Too, Nina Simone’s entire career, Evan Rachel Woods basically being a feminist warrior, Kesha being one too, Beyoncé deciding to do a black panther tribute at the Super Bowl halftime show).

    • Ulrika says:

      So glad someone else could bring up the YouTuber drama, because I totally follow it too! And my first thought reading this headline was: THIS GUY?! THE MAN CHILD!? I totally agree with you that how a guy treats his exes says a lot. There’s something really toxic in how Tana and Bella were in a polyamorous relationship with him, but then turned against each other after the relationship broke down. His fights with them on Twitter, and calling the cops on Bella….red flags all around.

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        Yeah it was toxic. I know some people think Tana and Bella were queer baiting. But I think the poly relationship with Mod Sun was genuine and they were into each other outside of him.
        Tana literally fake married Jake Paul and divorced him since Bella and her broke up. Bella is still making songs about her (allegedly). Tana is making reaction videos to both Mod Sun and Bella’s music (definitely). I feel like her ‘marriage’ with Jake was actually less dramatic?
        Meanwhile Trisha Paytas, J Star & Shane are the definition of a toxic triad. I wish celebitchy did YouTube drama! I’d love to hear perspectives on those bigots.

      • Ulrika says:

        YES! YOU GET IT! I really wish Celebitchy would cover the YouTube drama, because it’s all so transparent and over the top. It honestly makes all the Megan Markle drama pale in comparison. I feel so vindicated seeing that Shawn Dawson is finally going down after Tati’s dramageddon. That commentary video D’angelo Wallace did on Shane was perfection with a chef’s kiss, you need to watch it if you haven’t yet.

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @ulrika yes! I love that video. I never got into Shane because I didn’t like his vibe. But I was once a Trisha Paytas fangirl! I want to watch D’Angelo’s interview on H3. (I’m not a H3 fan I just like D’Angelo).
        The drama is so over the top, it’s wild. Tanacon definitely lived up to the con in it’s name. Trisha and Jason Nash’s dysfunctional relationship was the epitome of tabloid fodder…. anyway you get it. Hopefully they cover YT drama one day and we can chat about it more.🥂

  5. Ariel says:

    Tattooing someone’s name is simply poor decision making. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  6. Case says:

    Well, I really like their new song. Good early 2000s throwback and I hope there is more music like that to come. She’s had a really hard time because of lyme disease, so I’m happy she’s making more music and seems to be happy. I wish them the best.

  7. Aeren says:

    This guy is such a wannabe. I went through a YouTube rabbit hole at the beginning of the pandemic and saw a video of the recording of Machine Gun Kelly’s bloody valentine song. MS is in it and he is cringeworthy.

  8. Pocket Litter says:

    Mad shoe game for both.

  9. Shannon says:

    I am 100% on board with early 2000’s music trends coming back. That was such a good era for indie rock and hip hop going mainstream, and it ended too soon. I haven’t been nearly as into new music during the past decade as I was then.