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Schwartz Reveals the Surprising Fate of His "Bubba" Tattoo Amid Sophia Skoro Relationship

Tom Schwartz shared whether he plans to remove his tattoo in honor of Katie Maloney in light of his new relationship. 

By Sophie Vilensky

As Vanderpump Rules viewers know, Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney referred to each other as "bubba" throughout their relationship. The pet name was so significant to the former couple that Tom even got a "Bubba" tattoo on his right butt cheek in 2015 to show his commitment to Katie. 

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Nowadays, the world looks a little different. Following their 2022 divorce, the Bubbas are no more, and Tom is in a new relationship with Sophia Skoro. So, did the tattoo stick around? During Part 3 of Peacock's extended and uncensored version of the Vanderpump Rules reunion, Schwartz revealed the fate of his infamous body art.

Does Tom Schwartz Still Have His "Bubba" Tattoo?

Yes, he does! After host Andy Cohen said he heard Tom covered his tattoo, he was met with a quick "no!" from the cast member. Tom has no plans to say goodbye to the ink, adding he would "never" cover it.  

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Tom Schwartz Said He Would "Never" Remove His Bubba Tattoo — Unless Katie Maloney Asked Him To

During a live interview at BravoCon 2023, Tom was asked if he'd ever cover up the tattoo.

"Never," he said. "Because that was such a special time in my life. It's sacred, and I love Katie. Not 'in' love. But I still love her, and I cherish that time in my life. Unless she asks me to get rid of it. She's the only person that would make me remove that tattoo."

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Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney Look Back on Their Relationship

During the reunion, Tom got emotional talking about how much he appreciated his time with Katie. While he doesn't feel like she was "the one that got away" and is at peace with their decision to separate, he still loves her and cries from time to time thinking about what they once had.

"I don't look at it as a failure. I had so many great moments with you, Katie, and I still love you. But I know it was the right decision," he shared. And Katie agreed. "I don't look at it as time wasted or taken from me at all," she added. "It was the best."


Did Tom Schwartz get a tattoo for Sophia Skoro? 

Apparently, the Tom Tom co-owner isn't afraid to physically document another relationship. During an April 2024 appearance on The Viall Files, he revealed some fresh ink in honor of the new lady in his life — though it's not what you might think. After talking about Sophia's business ventures, including her vintage store, Shop Sosko, he revealed a tattoo on his arm that said "Shop Sosko" ... crafted with non-permanent henna ink.

The next month, he got a small red heart permanently tattooed on his inner right forearm in honor of yet another important lady in his life: Lady Liberty. The tiny emoji was part of an "I [heart] NY" imprint.

You can stream the extended and uncensored version of the Vanderpump Rules reunion only on Peacock.

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