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Chris Daughtry had his own name tattooed on his back

Back in June, Entertainment Weekly asked Chris Daughtry about his new post-American Idol 5 tattoo. When they asked him “why [he] wanted to do that,” he said, “Ah, we won’t go into that right now. [Laughs] I didn’t really get it to, um… [Long pause] I don’t know. I just don’t want to do a story on it right now.”

In July, a tabloid ran a series of pictures of him getting his new tattoo which, yes, is of his own last name. Now, if he’s shirtless in public, fans standing behind him will know who he is.

Earlier this month, he explained to The Fayetteville Observer, “I always wanted a tattoo and I’ve kind of designed a few myself but just never really knew what I wanted. So we decided to go with what’s going to be the band name, which is my last name, which is not going to change. So I figured I can’t go wrong.”

And earlier this week on Ellen, Chris Daughtry showed off the tattoo on television, where Ellen presented him with a t-shirt that had the same design on its back. “I just got a shirt with [the design]…you can put it on and it shows anyway,” she said.

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