In case you were wondering: Megan Fox sees her relationship with Machine Gun Kelly as permanent. Tattoo-levels permanent.
The actress appears to have gotten a tattoo dedicated to her boyfriend of six months, meaning she now has to be with him forever. (Or else risk getting a scar from the laser removal – not ideal.) This on top of her quotes calling her connection with Machine Gun Kelly one of "mythic proportions", and a "once in a lifetime thing"? Her and MGK are fully all in.
Fans first spotted the tatt while Fox walking the red carpet of the American Music Awards with MGK on Sunday. There, Megan showed off some fresh, new ink on her collarbone that read: "el pistolero". El pistolero, of course, being Spanish for 'the gunman' – or, in other words, Machine Gun Kelly. See below from a perceptive fan:
Other fans piped up too, connecting the fact the tattoo was in Spanish. Of course, true Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly devotees know that the couple met in Puerto Rico, on the set of the yet-to-be-released movie Midnight in the Switchgrass. (I will absolutely be watching this film.)
Though Megan herself hasn't confirmed the tattoo is indeed in MGK's honour, she did chat about them getting body art for each other on the rapper's new album, Tickets To My Downfall.
On the track "Banyan Tree (Interlude)", Megan says "That was four months ago, that we were right here, and I met you." She continued: "That's not possible. You just got my initials tattooed on you, and I got your nickname tattooed on me."
To be honest, the tattoo is an interesting move considering Megan also had her ex-husband and baby daddy Brian Austin Green's name inked onto her lower stomach. It's unclear whether Fox has had the tatt removed but she'd probably be keen to jump on that sooner rather than later given they've been butting heads of late.
Megan recently commented on a photo Brian shared of him in a bunny costume, and their son, Journey, on Halloween.
She wrote: "Why does Journey have to be in this picture? It's not hard to crop them out. Or choose photos that they aren't in. I had a great Halloween with them yesterday, and yet notice how absent they are from my social media. I know you love your kids."
"But I don't know why you can't stop using them to posture via Instagram. You're so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I'm an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year. You have them half of the time. Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human! Why do you need the internet to echo back to you what should be inexhaustibly evident in the way your children love you?"
Brian hasn't publicly responded to Megan's comments yet, but he since deleted and re-uploaded a cropped version of the snap without his son in frame. All rather awkward if you ask me.
Written by Sangeeta Kocharekar, an American-born, Sydney-based writer at MTV. Photos from her pre-COVID-19 days as a travel writer are here.