Mark Ruffalo Explains Why He Didn’t Get ‘Avengers’ Tattoo

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If you recall, earlier this year it was reported that most of the original Avengers got matching tattoos to commemorate the ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also the original culmination of the team way back in The Avengers in 2012. Yes, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson…who am I missing? Oh right, Mark Ruffalo, who opted out of the team tattoo.

No reason was given back then as to why Mark Ruffalo chose not to partake in the celebration, but he was given an opportunity to explain and show his lack of tattoo when on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Fallon brought up the original tattoos, prompting Ruffalo to almost drop his pants. Luckily, that didn’t happen. But Ruffalo explained that he didn’t get a tattoo. For one, there’s still one more Avengers movie to come next year, of which we still do not know the title.

But more than that, Mark Ruffalo also explained that he’s afraid of needles. Also, he has a punk rock soul, as he said that practically everyone has tattoos. So he’s going to be punk rock and not get a tattoo. Here, you can watch Mark Ruffalo address the Avengers tattoo question in the video below at the :44 second mark.

Well, Bruce Banner is sort of an outsider compared to the rest of the Avengers, so it’s not completely out of character that he’d be the one member of the original team roster that didn’t get a tattoo. Though for Mark Ruffalo to refer to Avengers 4 as being the next Avengers film could hint that hey, maybe that will be the moment in which he finally gets the tattoo. Of course, by that time, there will no doubt be more Avengers on the team, so will he need two tattoos?

What do you think? Should Mark Ruffalo have gotten the tattoo when originally given the chance? And if not, should he get one by the time Avengers 4 is out? Let us know in the comments below.

Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Omari Daniels

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