June 29th, 2010
01:23 PM ET

The Jon Gosselin with the Dragon Tattoo

Jon Gosselin, after a recent soul-searching session, told RadarOnline.com that he realized what was missing in his life: a dragon tattoo.

We don’t know if Gosselin is a fan of Stieg Larsson or if he’s simply fond of tattoo clichés, but the 33-year-old single father has inked the image of a dragon across most of his upper back.

"I have planned this tattoo for years now,” Gosselin told RadarOnline. “I wanted something that resembled a rebirth or a change in me.”

It’s not entirely clear what Gosselin is changing, other than hiring life coach Sylvia Lafair as well as a new manager, Canaan Rubin.

“This tattoo for Jon marks this turning point in his life, and symbolizes his time of change, and improvement,” Rubin told RadarOnline. “He has been actively exploring ways to better his life, become a better father, boyfriend, ex-husband, friend, business partner, everything.”

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  1. Overhead Garage Door Repair

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    September 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gclub

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    August 19, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Logan Baker

    John Gosselin is not deserving to have the love of Kate;;`

    October 4, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |


    August 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5.  Melatonin

    John Gosselin is a womanizer of course, Kate deserves a more loyal and honest man;~*

    August 16, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. patty spring

    Why not get your kids names' on your back instead at least you know they won't leave you.

    July 14, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nite Shayde

    You know what would be a change? Getting a real eff'n job and supporting his kids!

    July 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paulene

    What do you expect from a D-Bag who dresses in head-to-toe Ed Hardy?

    July 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. General Gonad

    Hello Gosselin family,

    As much as I find your kids to be really adorable. There was a reason why God didn't want you to have kids!

    And Jon you give Asian men a bad name. Yet thank goodness you are only half-Asian. For Kate, you give white women a bad rap.

    July 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BruceNY

    Maybe a Phoenix would have been better to symbolize rebirth...

    July 2, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. j

    Maybe he should have spent some money on a trainer or a gym membership instead of that tattoo. Bet Kate is happy she doesn't have to look at that body anymore!

    July 2, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Papo

    Nothing says "regret" quite like a big, ridiculous tattoo on your back.

    July 2, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. TMNT

    Yeah Right.

    July 2, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Robert

    Kate is a piece of work. I have some special words for he but I won't say them here. She is a female bully!

    July 2, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. idm10

    So he got a tattoo of Kate The Dragon on his back....big deal....what he really needs is a job and life off of the tabloids front pages...his 15 minutes of fame has long ran out....can't wait for the kids to grow up and write a book about their nut job parents....stay tuned!

    July 2, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. Todd

    Who cares, what does it matter if the guy got a tattoo. What's really depressing here is that all of you post this crap about a guy/family you don't know. You do relalize their children could potentially read what your writing about their father yeah? Poor kids probably didn't have a chance at a normal life to start with and you people are just making it worse.

    July 2, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. Tara

    This guy is a total moron and a plague to society. Please John do us a favor and go away

    July 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Soljagurl

    Jesse, were you watching what I was watching? She treated him like DOODOO? So he was doing the right thing by not engaging her belittling him. I would have walked away from a B like that too....We all go through things and have to deal with them our own way. Jon do you...

    July 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Ugh

    It annoys me that he gets so much flak for everything he does. Didn't he get enough of that when he was married to Kate? If he's an idiot, then they're both idiots. Only idiots would go get fertility treatment before even attempting to have kids the old fashioned way, all the time saying, "We don't reduce." Only idiots would do half of the stupid cr@p these two have done. I could make a very, very long list.

    July 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. A. Goodwin

    I have no problem with someone wanting to get a tatoo...but that is one FUGLY tatoo!!

    July 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. lol2

    Get a JOB you lazy bum

    June 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. john

    smarmy is as smarmy needs. the smarster cannot get enough attention, little boy now embellished an otherwise AVERAGE appearance.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  23. joslyn

    ick could there be anything grosser

    June 30, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. sam

    He got the idea from the movie or the book "the Girl with the Dragon Tatto" of Stieg Larsson, and he is pretending that it's his own idea!!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. GeoB

    Hey, I'm 62. I'll get one that says "Feel the Burn"! Of course I'll be talking hemorroids, not muscles....LOL

    June 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • MARTA

      TMI!!!! Now I have this pic in my mind of a 62yr old, with hemorroids! Not a good one!

      June 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Suzanne

    He is so disgusting. There are not enough words to describe the disgust that is JG. He really needs to grow up and stop trying to be 21! It is so gross to see a grown man acting like a child. Any man for that matter but definitely JG.

    June 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jon's an Idiot

    Jon is such a IDIOT!! Ok, Kate has her issues and is a nasty woman but if you had to live with this idiot you would yell at him all the time to. He's broke and complains she is exploiting there kids trying to make money to support the family (his family) and he does something stupid like this. Not a fan of Kate's but she sure seems to be the stable one in this family. He needs to grown up and assume some of the work that those 8 kids put out.

    June 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lili

      It is poor form to call someone an idiot and then write in such a manner as to make yourself appear to be illiterate. I suggest proof reading or keeping your incoherant thoughts to yourself, because instead of making a snide remark about Jon you achieved little more than making yourself look like the idiot.

      July 2, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • jo ellen

      How do any of you know he is an idiot? Have you lived with him, know him personally? I personally feel like they fell apart due to the media and their reality show. They Both went into it for money after having All those babies. I watched the episodes at first and found her to be grouchy, mean, and not the best wife. So I quit watching it. I don't know either of them so it is not for me to judge him. I would Hate to be judged by all of you who don't know me.

      July 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jesse

    What a loser!! He is so discusting! Kate had to be the strong one in the family because he was such a whimp! The best thing that happened to those kids was when there father left, what a terrible role model.

    June 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lara

    YUCK !!! horrible tatto & whoever did it; did an awful job !!! Jon,please grow up !!

    June 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Barbara

    Sounds like the only thing he's really doing is putting money in other people's pockets.... like his life coach and manager. Get a real job Jon, that's when you were the happiest.... when you were an IT guy. Go home to Kate and patch it up. If you guys had spent more time working out your problems rather than rushing head long into divorce... you'd be living in your house with Kate and the kids.... instead of blowing money on lawyers and everyone else. Wake up Jon.... everyone wants a piece of you.

    June 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  31. kateimae

    This LOSER whines about being broke & no job then spends big bucks doing this stupid move??? I hoped this fool might grow up before his kids do but at this rate it doesn't look like that is happening! It appears that his brins fell out about the same time his hair did.

    June 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      He had a brain??? *GASP*

      I agree... anyone who complains about having no money yet squanders whatever they end up getting on something like this is just asking for it.

      June 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • emily

      No kidding...a tatoo like that (if it's any good) has to run more than $1k. Not a small purchase, especially for a frivolous one.

      June 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mady

    Mommy spends most of the time with us when you are getting tatoos. But, next time if you are getting a new tatoo get a smaller one okay daddy.
    From, Mady and Cara

    June 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Gary

    Wow that is one fat dragon.

    June 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  34. canadiangirlie420

    ah haha hahaha BURRRNNNN.... next he can get a Tribal Tramp Stamp on his lower back to Symbolize "Regret" in his life

    June 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  35. paula

    Let's give the guy a chance. He was living with the dragon lady for so long that it will take him a while to figure himself out.

    June 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  36. FRAN

    Yeah that's what was missing from his life a Dragon tattoo! What a LOSER him and his non talent hack ex-wife!

    June 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Kate is missing nothing

    He use to be an idiot. Now he is an idiot with a big dragon tattoo. Great rebirth.

    June 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Truth Hurts

    What was really missing in his life was a brain... considering he was thinking with something else most of the time.

    June 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

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