Megan Fox Clarifies Mickey Rourke Tattoo Comments

'It's not necessarily an homage to him,' she says of the ink that reminds her of 'Passion Play' co-star.

Anyone familiar with the ever-changing Internet news cycle should know to tread carefully where celebrity stories are concerned, particularly those that involve engaged actresses falling in love with co-stars and expressing that emotion via tattoos.

Case in point, a chat we had with Megan Fox back in June, wherein the easy-on-the-eyes actress revealed to MTV News that she feels a special bond with her “Passion Play” co-star Mickey Rourke — so much so that she got inked in his honor .

“I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honor of him,” she told us at the time. “It’s on my ribs. I don’t know if it’s been photographed yet, but it’ll come out eventually, I’m sure. I just love him very much and think he’s very special.”

Incredibly enough, that little blurb was taken out of context by several outlets of the tabloid variety. So when we ran into Fox again recently, she helped clarify the rumor-gone-wild.

“Maybe it was your fault,” Fox said at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she was promoting “Passion Play.” “But it turned into, even though I was in love with [husband] Brian [Austin Green] , it turned into that I was secretly in love with Mickey Rourke and got a tattoo to release the angst,” she said. “It was not about that. I have a tattoo that is a Nietzsche quote that sort of basically is about marching to the beat of your own drummer and not being afraid to do that. I was saying that it reminds me of Mickey, of course, because he clearly is not marching to anyone else’s drummer, drumbeat, and that’s all. It’s not necessarily an homage to him.”

And there you have it, Megan Fox fans: ink explained.

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