The images of Kristen Bell and her many, many tattoos originated from an old Funny or Die video from alllll the way back in 2012. In the video, Kristen appears to be covered in all different kinds of tattoos, including dozens of butterflies, portraits of both Steve Urkel and Stefan Urquelle (“representing the duality of man,” she explains), and a tribal-style armband — the only tattoo she regrets.
Now, we probably don’t have to explain to you that this is all a joke, but just in case: This is all a joke! None of Kristen’s tattoos in that video are real. The idea that one of Hollywood’s nicest actresses would be covered from head to toe in ink was apparently just funny enough to make a fake “behind the scenes” video about it.
Clearly, those images still manage to throw some people for a loop. (Even though, obviously, you can be wholesome and have tattoos!) Don’t feel too bad if you fell for the joke — you’re certainly not alone! Images of a tattooed Kristen have been making the rounds for several weeks now. We’re guessing the original video makers are just as perplexed as we are at the video’s newfound audience!