Mark Wahlberg is making some changes in his life.
Now that the actor has two children growing up (Ella Rae, 8, and Michael, 5 and a half) he wants to set a good example by removing the six or seven tattoos that he has acquired over the years.
Mark told The Today Show on Monday,
“I don’t want my kids getting tattoos. And I wanted them to be [removed] by the time I did The Fighter because putting make-up on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt.”
To show his kids the pain of getting (or removing) a tattoo he has brought them along for the enjoyment.
“I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through."
So they can't get tattoos like dad, but can they become an actor like him?
“I don’t want my kids to be in the entertainment business either, which is why I’m trying to build a lot of [separate] businesses,” Wahlberg says. “If they feel [passionate about acting], and that’s the decision they want to make, then I’ll support them. But I’ll do everything I can to point them in another direction.”
What do you think? Is Mark doing the right thing for his kids?