Finding the perfect birthday gift for a loved one can be tough, especially when that loved one can buy themselves just about anything. Lip Sync Battle host Chrissy Teigen recently celebrated her 33rd birthday and instead of getting her a typical gift, Teigen’s father, Ron Teigen Sr., had a tattoo of his daughter’s face permanently inked on his arm. No gift receipt needed.
Teigen shared her dad’s new ink on her Instagram page, with the tattoo done by Mark Mahoney, owner of the famous Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood. Mahoney is considered the creator of the black and grey tattoo style and is known for his famous clientele, including Lana Del Rey, Cher, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and more. So, even though it’s difficult to see Teigen Sr.’s tattoo up close, we’re going to assume it’s really good.
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John Legend’s shout out to his wife on Instagram suddenly seems less impressive.
Nothing says permanent love like a tattoo and while we don’t always recommend getting inked to honour romantic relationships (*cough*PeteAriana*cough*), getting a tattoo of your child is a pretty safe bet. Chrissy does have a sister, so here’s hoping Ron is planning on a second tattoo on his other arm.
Teigen is close with her parents, often posting pictures of her family on social media. Prior to the birth of her son Miles, Teigen was surprised with a baby shower by her friends and family. The model and cookbook author shared this snap from her party, which shows dad Ron at the head of the table while her mother Vilailuck sits next to Kanye West, as one does at a typical baby shower.
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I am crazy super anti baby showers for myself. Opening gifts in front of people makes me want to die. Receiving gifts makes me very uncomfortable because i feel blessed to the max already and I really hate writing thank you cards with my poor penmanship. But people I love trick me with dinner invites and they happen. Thank you to all friends on both coasts, for knowing me exactly. A mellow night of dinner. Cake. And love. That is all I could ever want for a perfect night. ❤️❤️❤️ thank you insanely generous @krisjenner for opening up your home and getting me every carrot cake in the city and @jenatkinhair for knowing exactly how to lure me out of my home and exactly how to make me happy. ALL LOVE!
While Teigen’s mother lives with Chrissy, her husband John and their two children, her father Ron, who is still married to Chrissy’s mother, lives ten minutes away. Teigen says that the arrangement works for her family, with her dad visiting frequently. As for the time when Teigen Sr. isn’t with his daughter, he can just peek at his arm when he forgets her face.