It looks like Chrissy Teigen’s dad just won the award for coolest dad, ever. On Monday, Dec. 10, the Lip Sync Battle host revealed that her father, Ron Teigen Sr., got a tattoo of the model on his arm for her 33rd birthday. That is some present! She captioned the photo, “My dad got a tattoo of me for my birthday. By the incredible @markmahoney_ssc.”
Chrissy’s birthday was on Nov. 30, so while we aren’t sure of the exact date her dad got inked, it’s still an amazing surprise. Fans quickly responded to her photo, and well, they were shocked. One wrote, “I don’t think my dad likes me this much…,” while another commented, “Damn @johnlegend how are you going to top that?” Katie Couric even loved the pic and commented, “Oh. My. God.”
It looks like her dad had the exact picture he wanted to use taped to his arm so that the tattoo artist could get it just right. Mark Mahoney is an influential and well-known tattoo artist among celebrities. His clients include David Beckham, Adele, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna, just to name a few, so it sounds like Ron was in good hands.
While Chrissy’s followers know her mom, Vilailuck Teigen, really well via social media, her dad has remained a little bit more of a mystery. In January, Chrissy spoke with Us Weekly about her interesting family dynamic.
“So my mom lives with us. Everybody is like, ‘Where’s your dad?’ He comes by every day and they’re married,” Chrissy said of her parents who are still together, however, Ron lives 10 minutes down the road in a separate house. “It just works for them. It’s a good family life. We’re all very close, very tight-knit.”
While Ron might be a little bit more serious than the cookbook author, both of her parents have always supported her. “My dad tried to wrangle me in when I was younger, but there are things I do now that I’m sure they could easily be like, ‘Chrissy, we don’t approve of this,'” she told People magazine. “But they’ve always been very supportive of how crazy and kooky I am.” So cute!
But wait, Chrissy has a sister too! So, Ron, are you planning on getting another tattoo on your other arm, or what?!