A former Bachelor in Paradise star got some new ink and fans were surprised to see the design.
James Bonsall, who starred in Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette, showed off his new full leg tattoo an Instagram post he uploaded on March 30, 2022.
“Current Status: I’m relentlessly pursuing all my goals… And you can guarantee I’m having fun doing it! Feel the love these days. Shoutout to everyone supporting me along the way,” Bonsall captioned the photo, which featured him wearing shorts.
While some fans commented on Bonsall’s message, others noted that he now sports a tattoo that runs the full length of his leg. The intricate ink work features various designs including a clock with Roman numerals, some flowers, a pair of palm trees and a dagger with a skull and crossbones, all in black ink.
The tattoo appears to have been done by Albert at Sacred Point Tattoo in San Diego.
Here’s what you need to know:
Bonsall revealed it took 43 hours to complete the tattoo
In the comments section of the post, Thurston shared that she was wondering if the tattoo was fake since Bonsall didn’t have it when he was on TV.
“I’m not zooming in to see if you’re fooling us with Photoshop. When did that happen?” asked Thurston.
“43 hours in the works hahah,” Bonsall replied.
“That’s more time than I’ve spent with all 30 guys together! commitment,” Thurston wrote.
Bonsall responded with two cry-before-laughing emojis.
A few of Bonsall’s “Bachelorette” co-stars also commented on the photo, and were surprised that he got a full-leg tattoo after his stint on reality TV.
“Bro, I had no idea your leg looked like this, lmao.” Andrew Spencer commented.
“Seriously! Is that a filter?! It even looks completely healed.” added Thomas Jacobs.
Bonsall’s best friend Aaron Clancy confirmed that the tattoo was real. “It’s his leg” he wrote.
Bonsall replied and confirmed that the tattoo is complete. “Finally finished”, he wrote. It’s not known if he’s planning any more tattoos – maybe a matching arm cuff? – in the future.
Fans took to Reddit to discuss the tattoo
Shortly after Bonsall shared his full-leg tattoo on Instagram, someone started a Reddit thread to discuss it — and many fans wholeheartedly agreed.
“I can’t remember it either, so it must be new! I like that. I think it would look cool if he had a sleeve on his right arm to somehow balance it out. one person commented on the thread.
“That leg cuff made him 100 times hotter” read another comment.
“It looks super well done, finally someone in BN with good tattoo taste.” a third wrote.
“It looks kind of sexy. I think it helps improve his PGA Tour country club pool boy look. Is he wearing a string of pearls?” added a fourth Redditor.
Bonsall hasn’t discussed the meaning of the elements in the tattoo or his reasons for having such an extravagant tattoo done, but that may come at a later date.
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