Medical Expert Reveals An Unexpected Side Effect Of Pete Davidson's Branding - Exclusive

Since signing on as the youngest series regular on NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, "Saturday Night Live," actor Pete Davidson has solidified himself as a notable performer with multiple talents. Although the comedy series is what first solidified his fame, Davidson has starred in movies, like "The King of Staten Island," and released a stand-up special on Netflix titled "Alive From New York" in 2020. Of course, throughout his rise to the spotlight, Davidson has been no stranger to high-profile relationships, like his romantic fling with one of the world's most famous celebrities and reality TV stars, Kim Kardashian, since October 2021, notes People

Now with Davidson and Kardashian making their relationship Instagram official on March 11, the comedian has been gaining continuous public heat. Most famously, Davidson has been on the receiving end of harassment from Kardashian's ex-husband Kanye "Ye" West, who has repeatedly called Davidson by the name "Skete" and roiled him on social media for "escalating" the end to their marriage, per The U.S. Sun

Davidson recently wanted to "do something different" to show his affection for his newly-confirmed girlfriend, so he got Kardashian's name branded into his skin, which she called "cute" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Besides just getting branded for a permanent look, Dr. Carl Truesdale of Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills exclusively told Nicki Swift the side effects from having such intense heat on the body can be similar to those of taking a drug.

Doctor explains side effects of Pete Davidson branding

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian are continuing to open up and give fans more details inside their newly confirmed relationship. While speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on March 16, the reality star said Davidson recently branded her first name into his chest. Healthline reports the tactic is popular among people who want to create artistic scars on their skin that aren't generic tattoos. The longtime "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star told the crowd that Davidson "wanted to do something that was really different," and wanted something truly permanent, as Davidson is in the process of removing some of his tattoos. However, Kardashian admitted to being a fan of some new ink tattoo on his chest that reads "My girl is a lawyer." 

Dr. Carl Truesdale, the owner of Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, explained to Nicki Swift that branding is similar to a third-degree burn and less removable than a tattoo. The plastic surgeon also voiced that, although he's not Davidson's personal doctor, he does know patients who experience branding "a feeling of euphoria" or being "high" from the technique, as it "releases dopamine." He notes there's multiple ways to brand, but a common way is by using heated metal. Truesdale added that with no removal options on the market, "KIM" will last the "Saturday Night Live" actor's body forever — even if the relationship doesn't.