“Dad was an idiot.”
Those are the words Today Extra co-host David Campbell wants his kids to remember every time they look at his tattoo.
Writing for Stellar Magazine, Campbell has opened up about why he regrets getting a “quasi Celtic armband” tattoo in the 1990s.
(And if you’re thinking, ‘I never knew he had a tattoo!’ you’re not alone: it appears Campbell has kept the ink hidden with strategically placed arms and long sleeves in many of his snaps. In fact, we were hard pressed to find an image of it anywhere.)
“I was feeling very lost at the time. I was living in NYC, my career was in its infancy and I had no idea what I was doing or who I was,” he said of the tattoo.
“I was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. Lacking in confidence and control. So this felt liberating.”
Campbell revealed he never truly regretted the tattoo – “it being a symbol of where I was in my life at that time”- until his oldest son, six-year-old Leo, asked what it was.