Alex O'Loughlin Conceals His Tattoos on 'Moonlight'
Alex O'Loughlin Conceals His Tattoos on 'Moonlight'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
While Wentworth Miller has to put on fake tattoos for his role on FOX's Prison Break, Alex O'Loughlin has to cover up his body art whenever he takes his shirt off on CBS' Moonlight.

In case you didn't know, the Australian actor presently has six authentic tattoos, which he revealed during an interview with  He is reportedly inked on each forearm, on each shoulder, over his right nipple and one on his lower back, though he also occasionally puts on cosmetic tattoos when his role calls for it just like in the movie The Invisible where he had a bluebird on his neck.
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O'Loughlin obviously has to conceal some of his body art as he portrays detective Mick St. John on Moonlight given his vampire nature.  However, there was a bit of a slip-up during the episode “The Ringer” in which the back of his shirt flew up and cameras got a glimpse of his lower back tattoo.

Meanwhile, meticulously covering up his tattoos is just one of the things O'Loughlin has to endure on the supernatural series.  He also has to wear special fangs and creepy lenses, and go through long days of shooting just to deliver a good show.  Nevertheless, his efforts, along with the cast and crew's hard work, prove to be rewarding as the series is now in a very promising spot and continues to thrive in the ratings.  So far, Moonlight has placed first in adults 25-54 for the ninth time in ten broadcasts and first in adults 18-49 the eighth time in ten broadcasts.

Fans can catch Alex O'Loughlin together with Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon, and Sophia Myles on Moonlight tonight at 9pm in the rebroadcast of "Dr. Feelgood" and in the last two episodes of the pilot season, “Love Lasts Forever,” airing on January 11, and “The Mortal Cure,” airing on January 18.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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