Jason Momoa reveals shaved head, now adorned with a traditional Hawaiian tattoo
Jason Momoa didn’t shave his whole head, but he did lose enough of his long locks to rock a new scalp tattoo.
In a video posted to Instagram Wednesday, the “Aquaman” star wears a top hat as he gets ready to board a flight on Hawaiian Airlines, which serves his aluminum-bottled Mananalu Water instead of plastic.
The actor teased last week in a Instagram video that he was shaving his head to make a statement on the importance of eliminating single-use plastics. He never revealed the final look – until now.
“I got something special for ya,” Momoa said before taking off the hat to show off the left side of his head shaved from front to back and adorned with a traditional Hawaiian tattoo. The rest of his hair was pulled back into a ponytail.
The actor, who founded the bottled water company, said in his video he was “proud to be Hawaiian” and praised Hawaiian Airlines for supporting his environmental mission. “I love you for this,” he said while holding up his bottled water.
“Chief of war coming baby!” he added as people off-camera cheered on the new look.
Momoa is set to write and star in a new Apple drama series called “Chief of War,” Variety reported in April. The series will tell the story of the unification and colonization of Hawaii from an indigenous point of view.
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In his caption, Momoa tagged traditional tattooist Sulu’ape Keone Nunes, and noted the artistic piece was “a true honor.” The tattooist also shared a picture with Momoa and wrote: “I have known Jason’s father Joe since high school and started talking to Jason over 20 years ago on doing work on him. With family and friends to support him, yesterday was the first step in his journey.”
Momoa followed up with another post, sharing photos of the tattoo and calling the experience a “powerful moment” with his Ohana, the Hawaiian term for family.
In the caption, he said the photos are part of the visual poetry of Mainei Kinimaka for the Leica Women Foto Project Award.”Mainei reclaims the story of her ancestors with integrity and raw honesty,” he wrote. Fans seemed to like his new look, and were thankful he didn’t lose it all. “Dope!! Thought the whole hair was cut off,” wrote one fan.
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Last Monday, Momoa caused quite the buzz when he posted a clip of a hair stylist taking an electric razor to his long, wavy hair – a signature look for the 43-year-old actor.
In the clip, Momoa winced as the hair fell off. “Hand me those braids,” he said as someone off camera passed over two braided ponytails for the actor to show off.
The stunt was the “Games of Thrones” star’s latest effort to create awareness for the overuse of plastics.
“I’m tired of these plastic bottles, we’ve got to stop, he said in the earlier video. “Plastic forks. All that (stuff) just goes into our land, goes into our ocean.”
“It’s just so sad,” he added. “Please do anything you can do to eliminate single-use plastics in your life. Help me.”
Momoa previously shaved off his signature goatee to make a statement about plastics in 2019, when he launched Mananalu Water. In a YouTube video, the actor took a razor to his face and displayed a bare look for the first time in seven years. Today, the company promises to remove a plastic bottle bound for the ocean for every bottle of Mananalu a consumer drinks.
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