Charlie Hunnam got his first tattoo after falling in love during a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ audition
In the late 1990s, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam was just 18 years old when he moved to Los Angeles hoping to launch a career in Hollywood. It would be nearly another decade before he landed the career-making role of Jax Teller. But at the time, Hunnam met a fellow actress and fell in love. It was a big “coming of age” moment, and he decided to mark the occasion with a back tattoo that he had repeatedly dreamed about. But now, the 40-year-old admits that his first tattoo was “a very bad idea for many reasons.”
‘Sons of Anarchy’ star Charlie Hunnam | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicCharlie Hunnam got his first tattoo after falling in love during a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ audition
According to Us Weekly, Hunnam was auditioning for the classic teen drama Dawson’s Creek in 1999 when he met actress Katharine Towne. The two fell for each other hard and fast. Three weeks into the relationship Hunnam decided to get the tattoo he had dreamt about.
At 11:00 in the morning while he was getting his ink, Hunnam recalls Towne saying they should go to Las Vegas and get married. Hunnam thought it sounded like “a jolly nice idea.” After getting the tattoo, the couple drove to Vegas and eloped. At two in the morning, Hunnam married Towne at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel.
“We thought, ‘What if we never see each other again? Let’s get married and then we’ll have to see each other again even if it’s just to get divorced,’” Hunnam told the Associated Press. “So we came to Vegas. But I couldn’t even get a drink so I actually didn’t think I would be able to get married.”
The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star says the tattoo was a ‘very bad idea for many reasons’
Unfortunately, things “didn’t turn out that well” for Hunnam and Towne. The couple ended up divorcing in 2002 after “three terrible, painful, expensive years.” Hunnam says that he did get a “small victory” after the split because he “got the cats.”
Hunnam told MTV International that the connection of his tattoo with his failed marriage proves it was a “very bad idea for many reasons.”
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