Jason Momoa Debuts New Head Tattoo After Shaving Hair

Less than two weeks after Jason Momoa revealed a major haircut, the Aquaman star shared he has a new head tattoo. See the ink he says is “over 20 years in the making.”

By Elyse Dupre Sep 15, 2022 2:41 PMTags
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Jason Momoa now has a new 'do and a new tattoo.

Less than two weeks after he shaved off some of his hair in a video message encouraging fans to eliminate single-use plastics from their lives, the Aquaman star debuted the fresh ink.

Momoa gave his followers their first look at the design in a Sept. 14 Instagram video. While boarding a flight to New Zealand, the actor said he had "something special" to show fans, proceeding to remove his hat and reveal the large head and neck tattoo that his team told Just Jared is "related to his Hawaiian roots and culture." 

Keone Nunes, who does traditional Hawaiian tattooing, was behind the design. Momoa tagged the artist in the Instagram post, writing in the caption,"it was a true honor 20 years in the making."

Nunes also posted a photo of himself with Momoa and talked about how long the Games of Thrones alum has wanted the tattoo. 


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"Sometimes you have to wait for the right time to get what is right for you," he wrote. "I have known Jason's father Joe since high school and started talking to Jason over 20 years ago on doing work on him. With family and friends to support him, yesterday was the first step in his journey."

In the comments, Momoa wrote, "Love u unko. So thankful for our time together. Look forward to more."

Momoa appeared to be traveling to New Zealand for his new Apple TV+ series. As he boarded the plane—noting he was "proud to be Hawaiian [and] proud to ride Hawaiian Airlines"— he said, "Chief of War coming baby!"

To see Momoa's new tattoo—and more stars' ink—keep scrolling.

Elle King

On April 5, the "Ex's and Oh's" singer debuted a new tattoo, located on her rear, that paid tribute to some very important men in her life.

"I always said I'd get my baby daddys name tattooed on my butt…so I did," she wrote on Instagram. "I got 'brethren' for the men helping me raise my son. I love you guys so much, I wouldn't want to do life without yall."

Travis Barker

The Blink-182 drummer got a tattoo reading "Time Flies" in August 2023 after taking his 30th flight since surviving his 2008 plane crash.

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In March 2023, the Twilight actor and his wife got matching tattoos honoring their wedding date.

Jason Momoa

After shaving off some of his hair, the Aquaman star revealed a new head tattoo in Sept. 2022 that he said has been "20 years in the making."

Amanza Smith

The Selling Sunset star debuted a face tattoo, which reads "invincible" in script and sits beneath her jawline, in April 2022.

Shawn Mendes

The singer debuted a tattoo on the back of his neck in March 2022.

Maisie Williams

After filming Game of Thrones' final season, the actress added some symbolic ink to her tattoo collection in loving memory of her character, Arya Stark.

Emilia Clarke

Forever MOD! The Game Of Thrones star permanently inked a dragon tattoo on her wrist after wrapping the final season of the show.

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

The former couple made their love a little more magical with matching Toy Story tattoos.

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