Sylvester Stallone wanted to replace his tattoo of Jennifer Flavin with Wonder Woman before his divorce
Stallone and Flavin, who got married in 1997, filed for divorce on August 19
Just weeks after the announcement that Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin are divorcing after 25 years of marriage; Mike DeVries, the tattoo artist who gave Stallone the tattoo of Flavin's face on his shoulder, narrates the process that went behind creating the image and how Stallone, who recently modified that tattoo to his late dog Butku was so specific about it.
Talking to People, DeVries said, "I already knew that he wanted to do something, because last year he emailed me, called me, and we discussed talking about making Jennifer Flavin into [Wonder Woman]." DeVries mentioned that Wonder Woman won't work because she as has a yellow tiara on her head and this will not go on Flavin's darker hair. "All of her hair would just shine through," he informed and this led to Stallon deciding not to alter the tattoo.
Detailing the process of making Flavin's tattoo, DeVries said the 'Rocky' star was very clear that he wants a tattoo of her face. He said that the 76-year-old actor is "one of those guys who just knows what he wants." "He wanted the colors brighter. 'Brighter, brighter. We got to get these colors brighter," and so, "we decided on a specific image. And usually when you pick the image, you don't want to veer too far away from it ... So I remember getting done, I got the hair done. I'm starting to work on the face now. And I'm starting to work up. I get the chin, and I'm working on the lips, and I get the lips pretty much done," recollects DeVries and remembers how Stallone suddenly stopped him and said, "'Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on a second. [I] want you to do the lips like this.' And he gets out different magazine covers. And he is like, 'Make it like this.'"
Commenting on the recent cover-up of the tattoo, the artist expressed that he reached out to Stallone, however, did not hear back. "I was basically telling him, 'Hey, if you need the dog fixed up or any more, I'm here for you,'" DeVries said.
25 years of marriage ended
The 54-year-old Flavin filed for divorce from Stallone, to whom she got married in 1997, on August 19 at a court in Palm Beach County, Florida. As previously reported, Flavin cited that the marriage is 'irrevitably broken'. In the divorce docs, she claimed that the actor "has engaged in the intentional dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets which has had an adverse economic impact on the marital estate."
The former couple share three daughters, Scarlet, 20, Sistine, 24, and Sophia, 25. On the other hand, Stallone is also a father to son Seargeoh from his previous marriage to Sasha Czack. His oldest son Sage, whom he shares with Czack, died in 2012.