“It was a very dark time, I think, in our lives,” Davidson said jokingly.
“Uh, no,” Cyrus interjected. “We were dressed as babies, everything seemed fun and fine.”
When Fallon asked why they were dressed that way, Cyrus explained that the tattoo idea came to them while doing a “Saturday Night Live” sketch with Larry David in which Davidson and Cyrus dressed up as babies who rapped.
The joke of the sketch is that it’s just a really insipid thing “SNL” wants David to do — which he has absolutely no interest in doing, because it’s completely demeaning.
And it seems like David actually felt that way about the sketch, which Davidson pitched, because Cyrus explained to Fallon:
“At the end, our excuse for it all, you know, Larry David said, ‘What is going on?’ And we said, ‘We babies.’ And for some reason, [Pete and I] looked at each other and were like, ‘That’s a great tattoo.’”
The two were so amped about getting “we babies” tattooed on them that Davidson texted his “tattoo guy” right away, asking him to come to 30 Rock — where “SNL” is famously filmed — to give them the new ink.
“Should’ve known that was sketch,” said Cyrus of the idea of the tattoo artist coming to them instead of going to a parlor. “Before he pressed ‘send,’ the guy was there with needles, permanent ink.”
“He was so excited,” Davidson admitted.
But it doesn’t seem that Davidson and Cyrus still share this tattoo anymore.
Davidson — who announced he was lasering off his tattoos in May due to the tremendous amount of time it takes to cover them up for films — has apparently “burned” his “wonky” looking tattoo off his flesh.
“I didn’t know [he got rid of it] until I saw a Smartwater commercial,” Cyrus said, a little tiffed. “Where he’s drinking Smartwater and getting his tattoos lasered off, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute … that’s where ‘we babies’ was!’”
“I unfortunately … still have ‘we babies’,” Cyrus said, showing off the tattoo on the side of her foot, near her ankle.
Davidson revealed what he “has left” of the tattoo on his wrist.
When Fallon asked Cyrus if anyone’s ever asked her what the “we babies” tattoo means, Cyrus said, “Well, yeah, I stopped smoking weed the next day … for a couple of years … well, at least with Pete anyway.”
Speaking of pot, Davidson also revealed a pretty great story about a sticky situation with the sticky stuff during the same interview, which you can take a gander at here. It’s pretty dope.