Celebrity 'Bridgerton' 's Simone Ashley Used an Inmate's Tutorial to Give Herself a Prison-Style Tattoo Yes, you read that right. By Averi Baudler Averi Baudler Instagram Averi is a Chicago-based news writer and has been at InStyle since 2022. She covers all of the latest happenings in the entertainment industry, focusing on celebrity style and breaking news. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 29, 2022 @ 03:33PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Photo by Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic If you, like me, are currently in the middle of streaming Bridgerton season 2 in all of its binge-able glory, you've likely noticed Simone Ashley's character, Kate Sharma, is pretty much a certified badass. Between horseback riding, hunting, and constantly challenging gender norms, Simone's character is full of surprises — and it seems that badass energy isn't too far off from the star herself. The actress let fans in on a secret of her own when she stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to chat about all things Bridgerton, Oscars after-party moments, and ... prison tattoos? During the appearance, Simone took us back to the 2020 lockdown and shared that once she grew tired of baking banana bread and tye-dying (like the rest of us), she was on the hunt for something else to fill her time. "I thought it would be a good idea to get my own tattoo pen with the needle and everything," Ashley said. "It's called a rotary pen." Although the buying process for the tool was "surprisingly easy," Simone explained that figuring out how to use it was a different story. After a quick search of "how to do tattoo at home," the actress fell down an information rabbit hole only to find herself taking advice from a surprising source. Simone Ashley Said She Felt "Confident" Filming Those Steamy Bridgerton Scenes "I was like, 'Oh, this guy is using some really interesting stuff,'" the star laughed. "And then I looked at the username and it was called PrisonTattoo.com. I looked at his videos and I was like, 'Wow, there's an inmate making videos in prison. This is a fab idea.'" Simone used the prison-style technique to tattoo a sphynx cat onto her left ankle, which she showed in the interview, and revealed that she's also used the pen to tattoo former castmates. While we may have to wait a while to see what's next for the Bridgerton universe, here's to hoping Simone's character returns for season 3 — preferably with a new tat or two.