Throughout his Hollywood career of more than 20 years, Ashton Kutcher has appeared onscreen with a number of tattoos. Were any of these tattoos real and does Kutcher really have tattoos?
Ashton Kutcher does not have any real tattoos that have been seen by the public. He has worn temporary tattoos in some of his movies, most famously “Dude, Where’s My Car?” and “The Guardian”. There are also plenty of examples of people getting Ashton Kutcher themed tattoos, even if the actor himself doesn’t have any.
For more on Ashton Kutcher’s screen tattoos and some of the tattoos that fans have dedicated to him, keep reading.
Dude, Where’s My Tattoo?
Kutcher’s first famous screen tattoo appeared in “Dude, Where’s My Car”, released in 2000. In the film, he played Jesse, opposite Seann William Scott’s Chester.
Waking from a drunken stupor, the two knuckleheaded characters change their clothes and both discover that the other has been tattooed with a single word on their back. Chester has been tattooed with the word “Sweet”, while Jesse has the word “Dude” inked on his back.
Each of the pair asks their friend to read their back and tell them what the tattoo says but they get confused, thinking the words “Dude” and “Sweet” are just the same one-word exclamations that they usually use.
Eventually, the store owner informs them both of the contents of their tattoos and, rather than being understandably disturbed by the permanent reminder of their drunkenness, they are perfectly happy with the outcome.
Other Screen Tattoos
Kutcher has also been seen with tattoos in some of his other movies. These include “The Guardian”, released in 2006, where he plays coastguard Jake Fischer. He has a tattoo on his arm with the names of the other people on his team, a permanent mark of the camaraderie shared by the members of the coastguard team.
In 2012, he appeared in a Popchips commercial, appearing as several different fictional bachelors (although some were quite clearly based on real people). At one point, Kutcher appears as Swordfish, a mustached, tattooed Southerner, with what appears to be a dream catcher tattooed on his left upper arm.
The commercial is more remembered for Kutcher, skin darkened with makeup, portraying an Indian man with an exaggerated accent. There was a significant backlash and the $1.5 million campaign, which Kutcher had a hand in developing, was quickly pulled.
Given the size of his devoted following since the late 1990s, it’s probably not a surprise that a number of Kutcher’s most fervent fans have gotten tattoos related to the actor.
One such tattoo went viral online in 2011, with one Brazilian female fan getting the phrase “Ashton Kutcher i love you, love is forever fan love you” [sic] tattooed onto her upper back.
The fan tweeted the photo to Kutcher, saying that it was a way of expressing her love for him. He offered a concise response, tweeting back “All I can say is wow”.
This is far from the only Ashton Kutcher related tattoo, however. With the enduring popularity of “That ’70s Show”, the sitcom that launched his and several other careers in the late 90s, there are many tattoos featuring his character, Michael Kelso.
For example, somebody was tattooed with outlines of Kelso and Steven Hyde, portrayed by Kutcher’s longtime friend Danny Masterson.
Another person shared their large tattoo of Kutcher’s face and upper torso, which dominates their forearm. There’s no questioning the tattoo’s artistic merit but we can’t be sure what Kutcher thinks of this tattoo as, unlike his self-proclaimed number one fan with the back tattoo, he has not addressed this particular piece of body art.