A permanent tribute! Matt Damon has added a new tattoo to his collection.
celebrity tattoo artist winterstone —real name Daniel Winter— took to Instagram on Monday, March 21, to introduce the 52-year-old Martian actor’s new ink. In the first clip of the black and white reel, the artist showed a photo of himself working on Damon. arm before zooming in on body art. Atop the Interstellar actor’s right shoulder, the word “nomad” was permanently etched in fine cursive letters.
Winterstone captioned the post: “Got to tattoo an idol of mine! Great job having great experiences like these. #Matt Damon.” He went on to explain the inspiration behind the ink, writing: “The tattoo has great meaning! For his late father, we tattooed NOMAD, which was his father’s ship and also says DAMON backwards. A tattoo pretty cool with so much meaning!”
The We Bought a Zoo actor’s father, Kent Damon, died at age 74 in December 2017 after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. The father-son duo had a close relationship and even acted together in the 2003 hit movie Stuck On You.
Later in the social media clip, Winterstone took a selfie with Damon that showed them both smiling for the camera. In the latest video for the post, Damon is seen giving the artist a microscopic tattoo, about which he also wrote in the caption: “And Mr. Damon tattooed me! His first time tattooing! A little universe…also known as a dot!”
Fans were quick to praise the Good Will Hunting star’s new ink in the comments. One wrote: “Love everything about this tattoo.” Another added “Wow! Matt seems to be a humble human ❤️ I love the meaning”, and more commented “Amazing!”.
This isn’t the first time the Jason Bourne actor has worked with the tattoo artist. In August 2019, the Stillwater star had his daughters’ names printed on the same arm. In a vertical list, all of her names were written in delicate cursive ink: Alexia, Isabella, Gia, and Stella.
Damon shares daughters Isabella, 16, Gia, 14 and Stella, 12, with wife Luciana Barrosowhom he met while filming Stuck On You in 2003. The lovebirds married in 2005 and he adopted Barroso’s eldest daughter, Alexia, 24, soon after, before welcoming their three other children.
Winterstone has also worked with other stars, including kristin cavallari, Rita prays, Taika Waititi, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas and more.