‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Dylan McDermott Gets New Intense Tattoo, Shows Off Process in Series of Snaps

by Jennifer Shea

“Law & Order: Organized Crime” star Dylan McDermott got inked recently, and he took fans behind the scenes of the process on social media.

In a new Instagram post, McDermott showcased each step of his new tattoo, which in finished form is an image of a roaring big cat.

“@shamrocksocialclub @markmahoney_ssc,” McDermott posted on Saturday.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Went to Shamrock Social Club

To get his tattoo, McDermott went to the Shamrock Social Club on Sunset Boulevard. The tattoo shop bills itself as a Hollywood tattoo studio “where the elite and the underground meet.”

McDermott’s tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney, is the owner and chief tattoo artist at Shamrock. Mahoney originally hails from Boston, and his tattoo art career goes back three decades. He says he is now deploying his craft “to help us capture and convey the Warrior Spirit that is revolutionizing our modern culture.”

Mahoney’s shop employs eight tattoo artists, and while its website says that it embraces mainstream tattoo art, it also notes that “this is the home of the godfathers of black and grey,” a tattoo movement that originated out of East L.A. in the 1980s.

McDermott Returns to NBC Show for Season 2

On Season 1 of “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” McDermott played the villain fans loved to hate, one Richard Wheatley. Wheatley is a businessman who’s entangled with the Mafia and possibly involved in the murder of the protagonist’s wife Kathy.

And according to Deadline, McDermott recently agreed to reprise his role in Season 2 of the hit crime drama. McDermott had at first agreed to a one-year deal to play Chris Meloni’s main foe on the series. But fans embraced the character to such an extent that NBC asked McDermott to return for the next season.

The former star of “The Practice” has reportedly promised to appear in eight episodes of Season 2. It’s one of the most lucrative guest-star deals on network television, Deadline reported.

Given that, it would appear to make financial sense for McDermott to splurge on a new tattoo from one of L.A.’s premier tattoo artists. And fortunately, the new tat is on his upper arm, so it won’t be peeking out from beneath Wheatley’s business suits on “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”