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There Are Some Subtle Changes With Harley Quinn's Tattoos In "The Suicide Squad" That You Might Have Missed

So much better, good lord.

🚨 Some super-mild spoilers for "The Suicide Squad" ahead. 🚨 

Hello, puddin'! If you've been keeping up with DC movies, then you may have noticed that there are quite a few changes with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn appearance.

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For one, there was the difference in outfits between Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey — the latter of which Margot herself called, "Definitely less male gaze–y."

In Suicide Squad, Harley wore a shirt that says Daddy's Lil Monster and short shorts
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No offense to anyone, but the idea of wearing the original pants — even just around the house, let alone to battle — makes me nervous. 

Now, with the release of The Suicide Squad, there have been even more changes made — including her tattoos.

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In the original Suicide Squad, you can see that Harley has a back tattoo that reads, "Property of Joker."


This matched her "Property of Joker" jacket in the movie, which...subtle.

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However, in The Suicide Squad*, the tattoo has been updated to read, "Property of no one."


*Ah, sweet, confusingly similar names. 

Of course, this is likely a reference to Harley's character arc throughout Birds of Prey.


Harley's jacket has also received an update — now reading, "Live Fast, Die Clown."

Plus, the "Property of Joker" tattoo isn't the only one of Harley's to have changed — her "rotten" tat isn't there anymore.

Rotten was tatted just above Harley's right jaw line

As for why it's gone, director James Gunn simply said, "Margot didn't like it and found out I also didn't like it so we decided just to remove it."


Furthermore, the original booty shorts have been scrapped in favor of a more comic book–inspired look — apparently because the originals weren't exactly "practical for war."

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