‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie has a hidden talent, and it’s not tap dancing or basket weaving. Hers is a bit more punk rock and absolutely something that would give Harley Quinn her seal of approval. Prepare yourself – it’s tattooing. Don’t rub your eyes, you read that right. The Australian actress has a penchant for inking not only herself, but friends and even her colleagues on film sets.
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in 2017, Robbie told the Irish host that she got almost a hundred small tattoos. Her specialty is “toemojis,” smiley face tattoos on toes, and she even gave one to one of her “Suicide Squad” co-stars. Robbie admitted: “I like doing it. For real. I’m not very good, but I like doing it.”
Of course, Norton goaded her by providing her with a tattoo gun and a willing participant: Adam, a member of his production team. As fellow guests Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Reese Witherspoon looked on in horror, Robbie proceeded to toemoji the eager collaborator in front of the live studio audience. “Actually, I haven’t done one in a while… My hands are shaking, but you don’t want to hear that,” Robbie told Adam. Well, that’s one way to comfort him. Robbie has since given up the tattoo gun permanently, and for good reason: one of her tattoos almost ruined a wedding.
Margot Robbie’s tattoo art almost ruined a wedding
During a 2020 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Margot Robbie revealed she was forced to ditch her fondness for ink for good after naming “a couple of glitches” during a bachelorette party in Australia. Thanks to the involvement of alcohol, the bridesmaids decided on matching tattoos. So Robbie pulled out the gun and gave a bridesmaid a small heart tattoo on her back.
Robbie told Fallon about the mistake, saying, “The next day at the wedding… she was walking down the aisle as one of the maids of honor in a backless dress and this red raw scabbed tattoo!” She continued, “And her mum was filthy with me… She was so angry and I was like, ‘I really shouldn’t be doing this anymore.’ I don’t know if Patricia agrees with that. I put the gun up.” Robbie posted about the mistake on her official Instagram (via Us Weekly), pointing to her friend’s heart tattoo and captioning it, “Sorry Patricia!” Wherever Patricia is, we hope she’s at peace found.
Margot Robbie does not have a tattoo license
While recounting the bridesmaid story on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Margot Robbie shared that she is not trained to do tattoos in any way, shape or fashion: “I warned [people] I’m not good at drawing and I’m not qualified, but they still do it!” Certainly not, since she admitted on the same show in 2016, “I don’t know the rules, but you can buy a tattoo gun on eBay.” Damn.
Some of those who have insisted on the Toemoji tattoos are Robbie’s best friend, model and actress Cara Delevingne. Delevingne shared a picture on her official Instagram account in 2016, showing the “The Wolf of Wall Street” star’s handcrafting on her toe. “TOEMOJI TIME,” she captioned the pic, which featured both girls flexing their toes, tongues (and the bird).
She didn’t stop at Delevingne. Robbie even went so far as to tattoo her own wedding guests in her heyday. Teen Vogue reported in 2016 that when Robbie married director Tom Ackerley, there was a tattoo station at the front desk so guests could have a lasting memory of the night on her body. Imagine putting that in the RSVP!