The CW’s Supernatural ended in 2020, but the cast bonded themselves together forever about a year before that. It all started when star Jeffrey Dean Morgan wed his longtime love (and fellow CW star) Hilarie Burton. According to Entertainment Weekly, the pair had a tattoo artist at their reception, which was fully utilized by Morgan’s on-screen sons Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Though none of them set out to get matching tattoos, it inadvertently happened anyway.
During a Supernatural fan convention, Ackles revealed that the tattoo artist had a flash sheet of about 20 small designs, including a crown, which caught the eye of all three stars. “I was standing there, and Jeff comes up, he’s like, ‘Dude, are going to get one?'” Ackles said. “I was like, ‘I don’t know, maybe.’ I was like, ‘The crown’s kind of cool.’ I didn’t know it was a Basquiat crown. I was thinking like, ‘Oh, I was king of Mardi Gras this year, maybe I’ll get the crown.’ [Jeff’s] like, ‘I’m gonna get that crown.’ I was like, ‘Oh, no way, that was actually the one I was looking at.'”
Both Ackles and Morgan decided to get the same ink, and when Padalecki shared similar feelings, he rolled with it, too. That’s one wedding favor, for sure.