Neil Patrick Harris gets inked for the first time to celebrate “Unfortunate Events” renewal

March 15th, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris got his first-ever tat!

Acclaimed actor Neil Patrick Harris got his first tattoo after Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events was renewed for Season 2.

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We got picked up for Season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I got this to celebrate. #firsttattoo #anklebone #oof #olaf #scampstamp @andersonluna @unfortunatetv @netflix

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The actor plays the shrewd and evil Count Olaf who is after the “Baudelaires’s enormous fortune.” He dons multiple guises to fool the children (which he always seems to fail in) and their guardians (which he always seem to succeed in doing). That is why, the children distinguishes him through a tattoo on his left ankle.

A Series of @Unfortunate Events has been renewed for season two. Exciting! Unless, of course, you're a Baudelaire… https://t.co/aqXwxJdZwt

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) March 13, 2017

The “scamp stamp” as seen in the series was the same pattern that Harris chose for his first ink made by Brooklyn-based artist Anderson Luna.

It seems that Harris has taken his portrayal of the villainous count with more dedication than Count Olaf himself would!

Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Tatto

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The insignia stands for Volunteer Fire Department (V.F.D.), which is a mysterious society that the Baudelaire children–Violet, Klaus, and Sunny–got entangled with throughout the series.

The series’s official Twitter account tweeted this after being picked up for second season:

Three resourceful orphans were able to salvage this letter from the ruins of a website destroyed by Count Olaf. pic.twitter.com/rd7JYYtN5g

— Unfortunate Events (@Unfortunate) March 13, 2017

So typical of Lemony Snicket to send a dismal message to viewers!

Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Tatto

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Trying to scare us away, eh?

Unfortunately we can’t be scared away, and we can’t wait for the next installment!

If you haven’t seen the first season, you still have time to watch the unfortunate fate of the Baudelaire children on Netflix.

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