The actor Kevin Bacon has been on our screens for over 40 years and has previously played characters with tattoos, but does he have any himself?
Kevin Bacon has one tattoo on his shoulder. His wife, Kyra Sedgwick, along with their children, Travis Bacon and Sosie Bacon, also have the same tattoo. Their shared ink is composed of all four family members’ initials.
Read more about the Bacon family and their tattoos.
The Bacon Family
The actor and musician Kevin Bacon and his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, have been married since 1988. They met on the set of the television film Lemon Sky when Sedgwick was 22 and Bacon was 29.
Bacon and Sedgwick live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and have two children. Their son, actor and composer Travis Sedgwick Bacon, was born in 1989. Their daughter, actress Sosie Ruth Bacon, was born in 1992.
Both of the Bacon children starred alongside their parents in the film Loverboy when they were younger.
All four members of the Bacon family have the same tattoo composed of each of their initials. Bacon’s tattoo is on his shoulder, whilst Sedgwick’s is on her ribs.
In an interview with Redbook Magazine, Sedgwick revealed that she originally suggested that they get matching tattoos as a joke on a night out together. According to Sedgwick, Bacon “always swore he’d never have a tattoo”, but he and the rest of the family liked the idea so much that they decided to do it a few months later.
Watch Kara Sedgwick tell the story of their family tattoo in the below YouTube video.
The Bacons’ Tattoos
Kevin Bacon appears to be the least inked member of his family, with his wife and two children all having several tattoos in addition to the one they share.
Although Bacon does not have many tattoos himself, he has sported them for some of his on-screen roles, including in the 1999 horror film Stir of Echoes, in which his character Tom has a tattoo on the inside of his forearm.
Besides the tattoo she shares with her family, Kyra Sedgwick also has a large tribal tattoo representing a leaf that spans her lower back, as well as a smaller tattoo on her ankle that resembles a sunflower.
Travis Bacon, the eldest of the two Bacon children, has a large number of tattoos, including a full sleeve on one arm. Travis’ younger sister, Sosie, posted a photo on Instagram of her and her brother showing off his inked arm.
Sosie Bacon also has a number of tattoos, including a tree swaying in the wind on her upper back, which she posted on Instagram in 2013 when she first had it done.
Sosie Bacon has a tattoo of a wave on the inside of her wrist too, which the celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo created. She also posted a photo of this on Instagram.
Just like her father, Sosie has also sported tattoos for an on-screen role. She played Skye, who is heavily inked, in the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. She posted a photo on Instagram of herself in character on the day the show was released in 2017.
An Everlasting Bond
Kevin Bacon shared his thoughts on fatherhood in an interview with Closer Weekly, saying “the proudest accomplishment of my life is my children”.
Although Kevin Bacon always swore he’d never get a tattoo, it seems that he decided to make an exception in order to pay a tribute to his family and showcase their bond.