When it comes to celebrity tattoos, we just love finding out the reasons why stars decide to get what they do. That's why when TWIST caught up with Girl Meets World actor Uriah Shelton while he was promoting his film Enter The Warriors Gate (which is out in theaters and is available on VOD and Digital HD), we just had to get the story behind his one and only permanent design.
“My tattoo – I had never gotten a tattoo before, and I really wanted one and I’ve always been patriotic and, you know, I love America. You know, without sounding cliché," the actor revealed. "It was just really kind of a dedication to the country that gave me so much and gave me so much opportunity.”
He adds, "Things haven't been easy – it’s definitely all those things that give me the opportunities to be the best I can be. So that’s what the tattoo's for. You know, established 1776, 13 stars for the 13 national colonies. It’s just really kind of a thank you to good old mother America.”
As for whether or not Uriah has any more ink in his future, only time will tell. However, Uriah explains that having tattoos can tend to be a hassle for actors. More ink often times means more hours in the makeup chair, and he wants to avoid that – for the time being, at least.
"That’s going to be the only one for a minute, I think. You run into complications when you’re an actor with tattoos because every character you do might not have the tattoos that you have. That means you have to sit in the makeup chair for hours and get them covered up. So any tattoo that I get, I’m going to have to go into the tattoo parlor understanding that it’s probably going to be an inconvenience at a few points – and they’re probably going to have to cover this up if it’s in a visible spot. So for now, I'm good with one tattoo. If I do get another one, it’s going to take a lot of thought. I’m going to be very meticulous about what it’s going to be and where I’m going to put it because the less visible the better for acting with the tattoos," he tells us.