Pete Davidson Will Spend The Next Two Years Getting All Of His Tattoos Removed, And Wow, Just Wow

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Last year, news broke that comedian Pete Davidson was considering getting all of his tattoos removed. And, well, it is definitely happening.

Pete Davidson walks the runway during the Alexander Wang Collection 1 fashion show at Rockefeller Center on May 31, 2019, in New York City
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Apparently Pete never thought he was going to be in movies, so now that his film career is taking off, he's in the process of lasering off all his 100+ tattoos.

Pete Davidson poses shirtless on set of "The King of Staten Island"
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He said, "It takes like three hours," to get them covered up on set, and that is a pain in the butt. Might as well just get rid of it all, right?

Pete Davidson smiles on set of "What Men Want"
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In a new interview with PeopleTV host Jeremy Parsons, Pete revealed that it has been "about four or five months" since his last tattoo removal session.

Pete Davidson sits shirtless in bed with Bel Powley on set of "The King of Staten Island"
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"We're shooting some stuff, and it takes like a month for it to heal. But like it's pretty much off this hand," he said, holding up both hands to remark on the difference. "I get my next treatment [in] like a month or so."

Pete Davidson poses in front of a firetruck (being worked on by Steve Buscemi) on set of "The King of Staten Island"
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"They said by the time I'm 30, they should all be gone. So they got like two more years left of this."

Pete Davidson attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on March 05, 2020, in New York City
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That is...a long time to be sitting in a clinic, getting your skin burned, but if it is a sacrifice he's making for his career, more power to him!

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It sounds painful! And potentially embarrassing. I'd hate for any professional to get that up close and personal with my worst ink.

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At least Pete is capitalizing off of it? In a new Smartwater ad, he's seen getting his tattoos removed.

Pete Davidson poses in a tattoo removal clinic for a Smartwater ad
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"I've made a lot of questionable choices, and a couple of them need removing," he jokes in the commercial. "But now I'm trying to make smarter choices, hydrating with Smartwater and stuff like that."

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You can watch the ad below.