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Margot Robbie Takes Her Tattoo Gun Everywhere

Courtesy of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue
Margot Robbie

The aspiring ink master dishes on her new hobby in Vogue's June issue.

Margot Robbie left a lasting impression on her Suicide Squad co-stars in more ways than one. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in a Michael Kors Collection swimsuit for Vogue's June issue (which hits stands May 24), the Australian actress opened up on her new hobby as a tattoo artist, and how she ended up inking her castmates, including Cara Delevingne.

After wrapping her other summer flick, The Legend of Tarzan, Robbie received a gift of a tattoo gun from her best friend/housemate/business partner Sophia, who bought it off eBay. Since then, the actress, who rose to fame in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, always travels with her tattoo kit, honing her skills on everyone from Suicide Squad director David Ayer to Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter, who allowed Robbie to tattoo him for the cover story.


INK MASTER: Margot Robbie in a Michael Kors swimsuit. (Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Vogue)

But tattooing is not Robbie's only enviable talent, it seems. Ayer tells Vogue that Robbie's Suicide Squad role required "a lot of heavy lifting for an actor. But she’s a tough girl, and she's incredibly smart and mature beyond her years. She has ridiculous depth, and she’s never been coddled, so she’s very physically courageous," he said. "The things she was doing herself as far as stunts, you wouldn’t believe. There’s only a handful of actors who do that work themselves."

And for those wondering how down-to-earth Robbie really is, Alexander Skarsgard has the answer. Her Tarzan co-star also opened up to Vogue, explaining that, while Tarzan was being shot in London, "she was living in a house with six other people." He goes on to note that it was "kind of a frat-house vibe, and on weekends she would go to Amsterdam and sleep in bunk beds in a youth hostel with Canadian backpackers, or to some music festival in Northern England and sleep in a tent. She’s not precious at all."

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