Former professional skateboarder, Bam Margera, paid tribute to his son, Phoenix, by getting a face tattoo of his name in Arabic.
Margera shares 5-year-old Phoenix with his estranged wife, Nicole Boyd, who recently filed for separation from him after he allegedly spent time with their son while under the influence of alcohol.
The “Jackass” actor’s legal problems worsened when it was revealed that he allegedly physically assaulted an unnamed woman who referred to him as her husband.
Read on for more details.
Bam Margera Debuts New Face Tattoo
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According to TMZ, Margera, 43, got a new tattoo of his son’s name, Phoenix, in Arabic on his face.
Margera reportedly got his new tattoos at the Tribal Roots Tattoo Studio in Escondido, CA, last week, with his artist, Gray Wake, revealing that he came in with a friend.
Wake confirmed to the publication that Margera wanted Phoenix’s name in Arabic drawn on his face and that he already had the design on his phone.
“I miss Phoenix the wolf so much I had to get his name tattooed on my f**king face to remind Nikki she is breaking my heart by not letting me see him,” Margera noted in an Instagram post.
He reportedly got another tattoo on his hand, although what he exactly wrote was not known at the time. In a photo shared on Instagram by a fan, the “Viva La Bam” creator showed off another tattoo he got on his stomach.
The fan wrote, “Met Bam Margera at American tattoo SD & we got matching Lucifer sigil tattoos.”
Fans Rip Into Bam Margera
Several fans were not pleased with Margera’s antics of tattooing his son’s name on his face, as they shared that he’s doing more harm than good to himself and his case.
A fan said, “You are breaking your own heart. When you realize that your actions keep you away, you will stop blaming others and be able to spend time with your son.”
Another fan called Margera “unstable,” “completely off the rails,” and “unfit to be a father,” adding that “you’re living in a victimized mindset where he thinks everyone is wrong and out to get you.”
A particularly irritated fan noted, “grow up Bam. You do this sh*t to your self man. Nobody feels sorry for you anymore. You are a sh*t father to him, or you wouldn’t continue to f**k everything up in your life.”
“What does that even say? Plus you getting something tattooed on yourself isn’t special. Try being sober instead of always blaming others for your issues. Take psyche meds. You used to be so cool. I loved you, dude. Wtf,” a fan penned.
He Got In Hot Waters With His Ex Over Son, Phoenix
The “Jackass” alum has been embroiled in a legal battle with his estranged wife, Nicole Boyd, after he allegedly visited Phoenix while he was intoxicated with alcohol, per Page Six.
Boyd, 38, filed for separation from him, citing “irreconcilable differences,” with her representative, David Glass, noting that he acted “inappropriately” with their son.
According to the news outlet, the “Togetherness” alum divulged that she “made the hard choice” to file “to protect herself and their son.” She also demanded legal and physical custody of Phoenix and spousal support.
Margera was recently arrested on domestic violence charges and had to post bail of $50,000, which didn’t go down well with Boyd and her representative.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Margera doesn’t seem to understand what ‘supporting your wife and child’ means,” Glass told TMZ. “Nikki has no car, no money, is being evicted from her apartment, and can’t afford to send their child to school, while Bam drops $50,000 on bail, and who knows how much on a Las Vegas spree.”
He concluded by stating that Margera, or whoever controls his money, needed to provide Boyd with enough monthly cash so she could take care of their son.
Bam Margera Battles Drug Abuse And Alcoholism
The “This Is GWAR” star has been battling drug and alcohol addiction over the years, drawing concerns from several of his friends and family members over his health.
Margera has been in and out of several rehab centers three times in the last year, as he is fond of escaping from the facilities. He sparked concerns from fans in December after he passed out and was hospitalized from what was thought to be pneumonia at the time, per Insider.
In an appearance on a January episode of “Steve-O’s Wild Ride!” he confirmed that his hospitalization was brought on by multiple seizures, as opposed to what was initially believed to be pneumonia.
“I basically was pronounced dead on Elvis’ birthday, December 8,” he said. “I did not know that I had gnarly COVID.”
He continued, “My body was shutting down, and I went into four seizures, each one lasting 10 to 20 minutes, and on the fourth one, I bit my tongue so hard it was nearly falling off.”
Margera shared that he became conscious again after five days and didn’t realize so much time had passed, thinking he had only stayed there “for a couple of hours.”