On Wednesday night’s episode of “Lights Out with David Spade”, the “Saturday Night Live” alum shared some special footage in which he receives a tattoo of the letters “CF,” the initials of his late “Tommy Boy” co-star and close friend Chris Farley.
Spade didn’t settle on just any tattoo artist, and had someone special in mind: Oscar-winner Sean Penn, who actually gave Spade his very first tattoo, live on the air when he hosted “SNL” in 1987.
Now that more than 30 years have passed, Spade figured it was time for some more ink from the “Milk” star, who told Spade he once opened a tattoo parlour called “Sean’s Okay Tattoos, because they were, at best, okay. But now my eyes have deteriorated quite a bit…”
“Yeah, you look a little rough today,” remarked Spade. “Are you ready for this?”
“Naah,” quipped Penn, not exactly calming Spade’s anxiety by revealing, “I haven’t touched one of these guns in 15 or 20 years.”
During the tattoo session, Spade told Penn about one of Farley’s more infamous pranks, when the giggling comedian asked Spade if he’d been back to the “SNL” office they shared.
“So we all go back there and he had my Playboy out… and he had… [pleasured himself] all over it,” Spade detailed.
“Wow,” Penn responded Penn in disbelief.
“And he goes, ‘Hee hee hee,’ and then we were all there staring at him like he’s crazy, and then he goes, ‘No no no,’ and then he knew it was bad and knew it was not cool… and he goes, ‘David don’t tell anyone, David,'” Spade continued.
According to Spade, he promised Farley he wouldn’t “tell anyone for 25 years,” adding that the anecdote was “more for Christmas.”
In a recent interview with Dan Patrick, Spade offered more details about how Penn came to give him his first tattoo — watch: