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The Original 'Avengers' Cast Got Matching Tattoos Because Friendship

May 8, 2018
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By Nathan Vicar

(WOMC) How did five of the original big screen Avengers mark the release of Avengers: Infinity War? By getting matching tattoos, of course.

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) commemorated their super-team by tattooing a minimalistic Avengers logo intertwined with a "6," standing for the original six members who took on Loki with his hordes of Chitauri and space-whales.

Downey Jr. told Entertainment Weekly that the tats were Johansson's idea. "She and (Chris) Evans did it in New York," he said. "Then, their New York guy, Josh Lord, who is amazing, flew out to LA, he did me, did (Jeremy) Renner, and then we just bullied (Chris) Hemsworth into doing it, and he got it."

Only Mark Ruffalo abstained. Apparently ink just isn't how the Hulk rolls.

@avengers part 2... But on this night receiving was just as sweet ... Thank you @joshualord on behalf of all of us #chrisevans #scarlettjohansson @renner4real @chrishemsworth ... -- and #dj credit @jimmy_rich

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And last but certainly not least to the #firstavenger my brother #ChrisEvans “Now we are one...” @renner4real @chrishemsworth #scarlettjohansson #chrisevans -- @jimmy_rich and tattoos @joshualord

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As well as the five actors getting inked, they also collectively gave the tattoo artist a tat of his own.

"Each one of us drew a line on the artist with his own tattoo gun and it was a total massacre," Downey Jr. told Entertainment Weekley. "Each of us contributed to giving the tattoo artist the sixth tattoo that he designed for us."

@avengers part 1... They say it’s better to give than to receive ... @joshualord -- and #dj credit @jimmy_rich

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