Although he has no tattoos himself (and forbade his daughter from ever getting one), Danny DeVito’s face has been inked onto many other people’s body parts. In GQ’s latest episode of Tattoo Review, Mr. Devito sits down with his daughter, Lucy, to examine all of the weird and wonderful tattoos inspired by his own likeness.
A number of fans seemed to take inspiration from Danny’s 14-seasons-and-counting run as Frank on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” more specifically, Frank’s iconic white-wigged alter ego, art critic Ongo Gablogian. Lucy was quick to point out the Ongo tattoos more closely resemble another DeVito family member, “You know what? You kind of look like Aunt Gigi,” says Lucy. “I do look like my sister,” admits Danny. “Like my sister, Angie.”
Fans of the comic actor also have a strange compulsion to tattoo Mr. DeVito on their feet. “Danny De-feeto,” coined Lucy. “What a foot.” reacts Danny to a particularly detailed foot tattoo of his face. “That is a gorgeous foot. I love that foot.” Feet, in general, serve as a common theme for Danny tattoos. One fan even tattooed an image of Danny with a “toe knife” in between his teeth (another classic Sunny reference). “That’s smart,” says DeVito. “That’s like a surprise. These are all great.”
In addition to feet, the Danny fandom finds tattoo inspiration from Frank’s beach meal of choice, “Rum Ham”, which, according to Danny, is not just a fictional recipe. “It’s great!” says Danny. “You can make it. There are recipes online for rum ham. You gotta soak it good.” Danny was more critical of the tattoo of another one of Frank’s personas, Dr. Toboggan: “Where’s my string of condoms? Not in there?” says Danny. “They left out the string of condoms.” Finally, the father-daughter duo enjoy a tiny image of Mr. DeVito tattooed on a toe. “Danny DeVi-toe,” says Lucy. “Excellent Lucy,” Danny reacts. “You’re really getting good.”