Sean Penn gave David Spade a new tattoo in tribute to the late Chris Farley. The event was shot for a new segment on Lights Out with David Spade. This is actually the comedian's second tattoo ever and the second one from Penn, who gave him his first ink on a 1995 episode of Saturday Night Live. While not a lot of people know about Penn's hobby of giving people tattoos, there's a good reason for that, which you can see in the video below.
Back in 1995, David Spade wanted a copy of a tattoo that Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler has. He presented it to an inebriated Sean Penn in 1995 who laughed when he saw it and claimed he couldn't do it. So, he ended up with a Calvin and Hobbes tattoo instead after they picked it from the newspaper, which made for a humorous bit on the iconic sketch comedy show. And yes, it was real, as Spade still has the tattoo to this day on his left arm.
This time around, David Spade chose something a little bit easier for Sean Penn to carve into his flesh. Spade calls Sean Penn his "favorite tattoo artist and author," and had him tattoo the letters "C" and "F" on his bicep. The letters are the initials of Spade's good friend and late comedian Chris Farley, who passed away in 1997 from a drug overdose at the age of 33. Spade had this to say about his decision for more ink.
"I didn't know what tattoo to get... I was thinking of all these Farley stories lately, and I've been connected with him for years and years. So I thought, 'Might as well stay connected to him through a tattoo.'"
David Spade cracks jokes while Sean Penn is giving the tattoo and also tries to interview him about Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn, the follow-up to his debut novel, Bob Honey Just Do Stuff. Penn laughs at some of the jokes and cracks a few of his own during the five-minute segment. "I had a tattoo parlor that I called, Sean's Okay Tattoos because they were at best, okay," joked Penn, who then declared there was going to have to be a lot of corrective work done to the fresh ink when he was all finished.
David Spade and all of Chris Farley's friends and coworkers have more than enough crazy stories about the late comedian. Marking the 20th anniversary of Tommy Boy, Spade said, "I was very lucky to be in this movie with one of the all-time funniest mother*cker, the late, great Chris Farley," when posting a picture of the poster. Spade now has a forever tattoo on his arm in tribute to his old friend, which was done by Sean Penn. You can watch the whole session below, thanks to the Comedy Central YouTube channel.