He got the matching portraits inked on his body while shooting his latest road trip-based film, American Honey.
During his cover interview with Variety, he revealed:
“Every city brought a new adventure. ‘One of the things we’d do as a group, we’d all go to the f-cking tattoo shop,’ LaBeouf says. He got inked with 12 tattoos while making the film, which drove his director crazy, because she didn’t want her star showing up looking different in every scene. The memories of ‘American Honey’ are now forever engraved on LaBeouf’s arms, neck, and both of his knees, which feature matching portraits of Missy Elliott.
‘I don’t love Missy Elliott like I wanna get two Missy Elliott tattoos,’ LaBeouf says. ‘But you’re in a tattoo parlor, and’ — he shrugs — ‘peer pressure.'”