Pete Wentz gets huge tattoo of friend’s face for losing bet


Boys. Sigh. When they’re not building their own man caves they’re tattooing each other’s faces on their calves. Barely a day goes by when I don’t see some dude in a tattoo parlor getting the face of another dude permanently inked on his arm. It’s like… when is this gonna stop? Okay, so it’s not exactly a trend yet, but I sure am hoping it becomes one. Pete Wentz got the face of his friend, Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta, tattooed on his upper ankle/lower calf. That’s some masculine confidence right there. Why? Well for the natural reason guys do dumb things: Pete lost a bet.

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz isn’t just a friend to Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta — he’s also his label boss and friendly rival. As a result, the two have been maintaining a prank war for the past few months, culminating in a recent victory for Saporta. Paying up on a bet he made a few months ago, Wentz got a new tattoo on his leg — a tattoo of Saporta’s face.

“Well, I promised Gabe if ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ went platinum, I would let him pick a tattoo to put on me,” Wentz said in a statement. “A man with such humble beginnings, of course, chose a self-portrait.” As a result, there is now a permanent mark on Wentz’s calf that features Saporta’s face and the inscription “Gabey Baby Made Me Go Bad.”

This is merely the latest shot in the public prank war that has been going on between Wentz and Saporta for months. Last month at the MTV Video Music Awards, Wentz wore a T-shirt that revealed Saporta’s phone number, and while he was unable to reveal all the digits on the live broadcast, Saporta’s number still got out there, forcing him to change it.

Saporta struck back a few weeks ago at Los Premios MTV, where he announced Wentz’s e-mail address (in Spanish!) during the broadcast.

For those keeping score at home, Saporta is definitely in the lead, though according to Wentz, there may still be more to come. “I held through with the bet,” Wentz said. “But let’s see if Gabe holds through with his end of the bet if Hot Mess goes gold.”

[From MTV]

Sometimes I enjoy dumb guy stories and sometimes not so much. This one is sorta in the middle. At least Pete stayed true to his word. It’d just be funnier if Pete weren’t known for doing dumb and outlandish stuff. But since he is, it’s sorta like, “Meh. What else did he do today?” I do like that Gabe got to pick the tattoo, and picked his own face. He’s clearly meant for stardom with an ego like that.

Hopefully Pete will bring the spirit of tattoo betting into his role as a parent. He can bet Bronx that he can’t finish cleaning his room in half an hour, and if he does Pete’ll get a buttefly tattoo on his chest. Things like that. Once he runs out of room, he can move on to piercings. Not something he’s ever going to regret, I’m sure.

Thanks to Pete’s Twitter for the picture.

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  1. DoMaJoReMc says:

    ……………..that’s funny!! At least he doesn’t welsh (welch?) on a bet.

  2. yadira says:

    There has to be a little more to the story. It is common to tattoo a loved ones name but to tattoo their face? And why is Pete lovingly laying his head on his friends soft hair? HMMMMM???

  3. Jeri says:

    ya know. he hadn’t been in any headlines lately.

  4. Firestarter says:

    The tattoo looks like some Amish dude.

  5. Kayleigh says:

    I thought he tattooed his friends face. That would have been cooler. LAME!

  6. Lantana says:

    This reminds me of a visit to my mom’s over-60 gated community ($$$). There’s a big community center which has a huge “crafts” area and a “club”. There are probably 75 women and 5 men in the “club”. I was talking to an older guy that was not part of the crafts club, but was hanging out in the nearby billiards room, and I said it’s nice that the men in the crafts group were as welcome as the women to join, how nice that they liked to make things (blah blah, make conversation). The older man said, “Honey. Men want 2 things. They want to blow stuff up and they want to get laid. They’re either making things they’re going to blow up, or their Viagra Rx came in.” LOL. They just don’t change I guess (in my world, I’m sure you all have a whole different perspective). So this tattoo story just makes me think that in 40 years they’ll be living in my mom’s gated community.

  7. Bodhi says:

    Ahaha! i think its funny as hell! i have a really good friend who owns a tattoo shop & the boys do crap like this all the time.

    One guy lost a bet & he had to get a tattoo on his butt of himself being naughty with a goat. So stupid but sooo funny. Jason even has it in his portfolio!

  8. Popcorny says:

    A lost bet my ass, this is his concession to his pal for staying with Ass-heel Simpleton after she caught them dueling pickles.

  9. sg says:

    He’s gay/bisexual. He’s really close with his friends – no straight guy would do it.

  10. WTF?!? says:

    What a douchenozzle.

  11. maddie says:

    Please tell if I wrong but doesn’t that closeup photo of him look like the woman that who had the affair with Steve Phillips both of them were fired from ESPN.

    I swear I thought it was her at first glance.

  12. Eileen Yover says:

    He’s a dumbass for making a bet like that anyway. I have three tattoos and working on my forth and I won’t even think about getting my husband’s name or even initial in there, little own someone’s giant face. No thanks!!

  13. Kathie says:

    DoMaJoReMc–Apparently you are right in either case according to
    verb (used without object) Informal: Sometimes Offensive. 1. to cheat by failing to pay a gambling debt: You aren’t going to welsh on me, are you?
    2. to go back on one’s word: He welshed on his promise to help in the campaign.

    Also, welch.

  14. snowball says:

    He’s not even as dumb as a drunken frat boy. What is he, 12? So what happens if this guy turns into a douche nozzle and decides to bang Asslee? Is he going to keep that ridiculous tattoo? Remember dummy, tattoos are mostly forever.

    Please, someone find a way to stop this person from breeding again.

  15. crash2GO2 says:

    What a wanker. You’re a father dude. It’s time to grow up.

  16. NicoleAM says:

    I’d say boys will be boys, but we’re talking about grown men here. I bet they still play beer pong.

  17. Sigh. says:

    That is going to be a GREAT story to tell his son when they both grow up