DL Hughley Believes Therapy Means Different Things to Different People. For Him, It's Sitting on the Tattoo Chair.
Most people have a list of things they do when they want to de-stress. For actor DL Hughley, sitting on a tattoo chair tops that list. This certainly explains why he is covered in tattoos of all kinds.
Hughley's Favorite Form Of Therapy
In May 2019, Hughley took to Twitter to share that his form of therapy was being on a tattoo chair.
He certainly does seem to have a lot of tattoos. In fact, he also has an emotional connection with some of them. For instance, when Charlie Murphy passed away, Hughley, along with George Lopez, paid a final tribute to Murphy by getting matching tattoos. Since Murphy's nickname was Darkness, both Lopez and Hughley got his nickname as tattoos on their hands.
DL Hughley and George Lopez got matching 'Darkness' tattoos (Source: TMZ)
A tattoo on his right-hand looks like a dagger, and he also has the alphabet R tattooed on one of his fingers. Furthermore, it can be seen in an Instagram photo that he has alphabets tattooed on his left-hand fingers as well.
Although he likes tattoos a lot, that does not mean he will get them all over his body. In a YouTube video with Dee Jay, Hughley said that he likes tattoos so much that his hands and arms are full of tattoos, but he will never get a face tattoo like Dee Jay has.
The Lesser-Known Details About Hughley's Life
Darryl Lynn Hughley, or DL Hughley, is famous for being a standup comedian, actor, political commentator, and radio host. But that is all most people seem to know about him.
Not many people know that the 57-year old actor grew up in Los Angeles and was a notorious African American street gang member. In fact, due to the gang's activities, he was actually expelled from High School.
Eventually, he left the gang life after one of his cousins, who belonged to a rival gang, was killed by his crew. This also lead him to try and turn his life around. And so, he returned to school to earn his GED.
Later, he worked for the Los Angeles Times. However, his career as an actor and comedian began in the early 1990s as the first host of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) program Comic View between 1992 and 1993.
During this time, he made appearances on several other shows, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the HBO Comedy Half-Hour, and Sister, Sister. Then in 1998, Hughley created a show called The Hughleys, where he played himself. The show ran successfully from 1998 to 2002.
Furthermore, he debuted in films in 1999 with Inspector Gadget, followed by The Original Kings of Comedy, Inspector Gadget 2, Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, and Spy School.
In addition to that, between 2008 and 2009, he also had a show on CNN called D.L. Hughley Breaks the News. Hughley was also an on-air radio personality with The D.L. Hughley Morning Show in 2009. And in 2013, he hosted The D.L. Hughley Show.
The actor is happily married to La Donna Hughley and has three children with her. The couple has two daughters, Ryan and Tyler, and a son Kyle.