The Bachelor star shared a new photo to Instagram that showed him sitting in a tattoo artist’s chair with his left arm out and a glass of red wine in his other hand. Colton was wearing a backward baseball cap and black T-shirt as he looked down while the ink master started his work in what appeared to be an outdoor setting at night.
In the caption, Colton wrote that he was with his friends as he got his “art.” The 28-year-old former NFL player tagged several friends, as well as the tattoo artist in his post. A second photo on his Instagram revealed that the tattoo is on Colton’s wrist.
In the comments to the photo, fans had mixed opinions on Colton’s post-breakup ink.
“Nooo! Don’t put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari,” one fan wrote.
“What if I’m a Jeep?” Colton responded.
Other followers asked The Bachelor star what type of tattoo he got.
“Another reminder that God has my back,” Colton replied.
Some fans commented on the timing of the ABC reality star’s new tat.
“Definitely going thru a break up I see,” one person commented.
“It was this or dying his hair,” another added.
Others questioned why Colton was getting a tattoo while drinking, while other commenters begged him to please post pictures of the finished design. As of this writing, he has not revealed what his new tattoo says.
Fans know that Colton was tattoo-free when he was ABC’s leading man on The Bachelor nearly two years ago — his many shirtless shower scenes confirmed it. But by the time he appeared on the After the Final Rose episode at the end of his season, he showed up with at least two previously unseen tattoos.
On the heels of his Bachelor journey, Colton debuted a thick black cross on his forearm, and on his opposite wrist, he showed off ink that said says “29:11,” according to Life and Style. The Bible verse he refers to in his tattoo reads, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Colton clearly has a lot on his mind since his breakup with Cassie late last month, but he seems to be taking comfort with good friends, good wine, and new body art that reflects his beliefs.