Bad Tattoos, Working in the Entertainment Industry

We’ve talked about how important it is to love your job. But having a job that lets you put a tattoo on your forehead? That’s a different story. A radio personality from Los Angeles, David ‘Tattoo? Gonzalez, has ink on his forehead that reads, ‘I slept with Shaq.’ A little weird, right?

Davud Gonzalez Shaq tattoo

– Photo by Jennie Warren

That’s just the beginning of David’s strange antics. This article from LA Weekly says that David was arrested numerous times while growing up and sent to jail at 19 for shooting at (but missing) his father. Additional weirdness: David gained a little bit of national fame last year for appearing in a bizarre fetish video with Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom.

But now, what you’ve been waiting for: the story behind David’s ink. David says he got it during a contest for Lakers NBA Finals tickets in 2001, as part of a challenge presented by Power radio network. David showed the tat to Shaq himself, who was impressed by the work, and David ended up winning something better: a job on the radio station.

Tattooing a permanent, creepy message on your forehead of all places doesn’t seem like the brightest idea, but it landed David a job. We guess the message here is this: the entertainment industry wants personality, so if you end up with some unfortunate ink, you may just have a future in radio!



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