Kelsey Grammer is hoping to make his fourth marriage permanent. Over the weekend, the star of TV's "Boss" visited the Chicago tattoo parlor Insight Studios to get his first bit of body ink. So what did the 57-year-old have needled on his hip? The name of his wife: Kayte Walsh Grammer.
The former "Frasier" star was accompanied by his fourth wife when they showed up at the shop unannounced on Saturday. He initially wasn't recognized by a young staffer and politely waited his turn in line. "He was pretty cool about it," Bob Jones, who owns the parlor, told the Chicago Sun-Times. "He said it was his first tattoo and he did some research and said, 'You guys seemed to be the best place to go.' "
Tattoo artist James Eastwood, who did Kelsey's ink, was visited in the shop that day by his 72-year-old grandmother, Christine Darbo, who chatted up the actor and his wife. "They were just normal people," she told the paper. "We were talking about tattoos. He said, 'I'm going to get Kayte's name.' My friend asked, 'So how long have you been dating that he wanted to tattoo your name?' She said, 'We are married.' I figured with his background he should just put a 'K' with a period to give him some flexibility."
The tattoo Kelsey selected cost $60, which is the cheapest the store offers.
Getting a tattoo of his wife's name is a pretty bold move for Kelsey, who has been married four times. The end of his third marriage — to Camille Grammer — made major headlines in 2010 because much of it played out on Camille's Bravo reality series, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." During the show, Kelsey ended his relationship with Camille and started seeing British flight attendant Kayte. As soon as Kelsey's divorce from Camille was finalized, he married Kayte during a splashy wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 2011. The newlyweds are expecting twins later this year.
What do you think: good move to tattoo a partner's name on your body…or bad?
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