So This Happened: Tom Cruise Got Inked

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Do you feel as weird as I do looking at this photo? How about this one? Tom Cruise, 49-year-old dad, Scientology evangelist and, apparently, method actor, introduced his new alter ego, Stacee Jaxx, in a spread for W magazine. Jaxx is Cruise's guitar hero character in "Rock of Ages," the big screen adaptation of the hit metal musical in theaters later this year. Realistic fake tattoos! Pointy tongue! Nail Polish! It's hard to believe that's our little Tom. Why, it seems like only a few years ago he was wearing braces. Oh wait, he was.