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If you have been following Jason Momoa for a while now, you’re probably wondering where that eyebrow scar came from.  He didn’t have it when he was doing television shows in his younger years, shows like Baywatch Hawaii and North Shore.  By the time he was starring in shows like Frontier and Game of Thrones, his left eyebrow had a very distinct slash through it.  Fans coming on board the Momoa train later in his career might have assumed he’s always had that slashed eyebrow, but that’s not the case.  Something very specific happened to him and he’s looked that way ever since.  Read on to find out what the story is.

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According to Pretty 52:

LA resident Dominic Bando got into an argument with the Aquaman star at the Bird Cafe in 2008. But instead of keeping it verbal, Dominic decided to smash a pint glass over Jason’s face and the actor was taken to hospital, where he needed about 140 stitches. His attacker also suffered some injuries but was eventually sentenced to five years behind bars.

jason momoa's scar

Jason Momoa arrives at the “Live By Night” Los Angeles Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Monday, January 9, 2017 (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador)

An interview with The New York Post in 2011 gives us more information about Jason Momoa’s scar:

“I got called ‘pretty boy’ my whole life,” sighs Jason Momoa. A typical complaint from a man so gorgeous that women melt like hot fudge topping when he walks in the room.

Then, 2 1/2 years ago, he was in a bar and got hit in the eye with a pint glass, which shattered. Some 140 stitches later, his pretty-boy face was no longer flawless. “If anything, it’s like, ‘Good,’ ” says the “Conan the Barbarian” star. “It’s not my thing now.”

We hate to break it to him, but scars are hot. The fine line splitting Momoa’s left eyebrow in two is an added bonus to, not a detraction from, his half-Hawaiian good looks. (The scar even has its own Facebook fan page.)

jason momoa's scar

More details from PopSugar Celebrity:

In a 2011 interview with Access Hollywood, the Aquaman actor revealed he got the scar from a man he believed was taking part in a gang initiation. “It was crazy. A guy smashed a pint glass in my face. I got a little over 140 stitches in my face,” he said of the bar fight. “[Hair] just doesn’t grow there anymore.” He also joked that he married wife Lisa Bonet before it happened, so she had to embrace it. “I got my wife beforehand, so . . . if she doesn’t like it, too bad. She likes it.”

jason momoa's scar

The general consensus seems to be that Jason Momoa’s scar is sexy as hell, despite the actor hoping it would soften the pretty boy image he’s had for most of his life.  And that’s not a bad thing, at least not for us.  Agree?  Tell us in the comments below what you think of Jason Momoa’s scar.

62 thoughts on “The Story Behind Jason Momoa’s Scar”

  1. that is an awful thing that happened to him but it hasn’t hurt his career at all and most women think it’s sexy. I can’t imagine 140 stitches though. That must have been a very deep cut.

  2. I say things happen for a purpose. It’s a sad mishap what Jason experienced 10 years ago. Some might not like the scar, but, I see it as a unique trademark. Until I just read this, I thought it was part of his Aquaman role. Then I saw he still had it off camera. That’s when curiosity hit me.

  3. The scare has ended that pretty boy thing he had going on but it adds authenticity to the more mature warrior image he is cultivating. The ladies of distinction (Lisa Bonet) etc.. find the scare sexier by far.

  4. That scar started a trend.That brow is the most famous signature trending among our youth, but the grace of god
    Shines under Jason Momoa’s brow. God bless all the gorgeous men who have been called”pretty boy’ because their unique courageous masculinity will forever capture hearts of gold. God bless Jason Momoa, I love you inStargate Jason….

  5. I’d like to share a short story before I answer. My son was 13 years old and diagnosed with cancer. We were told he had 5 days to live, we praise God for pulling him through. The cancer required several surgeries, which produced several scars. When he was 16 we were at a public pool. I told him to take off his shirt. He was afraid people would think his scars were gross. I told him that girls loved scars, they’re mysterious, tough guy attraction to girls. He took off his shirt, ten minutes later he walked by me with a girl under each arm and a huge grin on his face as he looked at me and winked. So yes, as I told my son, scars are sexy on a man.

    1. what a wonderful attitude. My dog bit my cheek & tore my mouth I had over 100 stitches to repair & 2 surgeries I have always been self conscience.

  6. The scar on Jason’s face is so perfectly groomed and so precisely placed, that I thought it was there on purpose. It’s way too cool and is uniquely his trademark. It’s often true that bad things turn out to our advantage. Jason, we hope to see much more of you in our movie viewing future!

  7. it ! Makes him “Unique”….but then again….he already was, is, and always will be. Awesome actor, has hilarious humor, great, happy husband, fantastic father. More than likely has some flaws,, he’s human. Just a good guy, who is a hard working, humble man

  8. Wow.Where to begin..I think the scar adds to his mysterious persona. He is sexy and real.He is so cute and certainly not worried about one little ole scar! Lol He seems humble, he’s a husband and father and has a great sense of humor.What’s not like?

  9. “Pain heals, Chicks dig scars and Glory is forever” – Shane Falco, ‘The Replacements’
    Love the scar!! A fan from Iowa!

  10. I love Jason’s scar.He was hot before. But now he is muy caliente’. Very very hot!!!!!! I get a little moist just thinking about him.I love me some Jason Momoa!!!!!!!

    1. Yes… please keep the long hair and beard. You look like a mountain man with that physique. Good looking man. Lisa Bonet, you are a lucky woman

  11. That’s a shame that some idiot would do that! I’m glad he served jail time! He was just jealous he didn’t look as fine as Jason

  12. All i know is that it makes him even sexier and if i had my way, id lick that scar every chance i get. Jason is just a man’s man!! Yummy!

  13. I believe the accident was an unpleasant thing. But it didn’t spoil your career and I particularly find the scar very sexy. It made him mysterious. He is talented and very handsome in every way.

  14. He’s gorgeous with or without the scar. No way does it take away from his looks and when he plays the villain rolls it only adds to it!

  15. Yes, sexy as hell!! Sorry Jason, but you did not lose your pretty boy looks. You are still gorgeous!! And this is coming from a 71 year old grandmother!!

  16. Although nobody should ever go through that. However, it gave him the “badboy” look. Most women will agree with me when I say, (WE LOVE A BAD BOY LOOK!!). Keep the long hair, keep the beard. The scar enhances it to a complete badass look! He ONLY looks like a bad boy! From what we all can see. He is a really good man!!

  17. His scar is hot as hell!!! With or with out the scar he is one fine fine man. Love his acting and his love of life in general!!!

  18. I had around 500 stitches on my face when I was 16 years didn’t hurt a career only my entire life.the scars also run down my face lost lower half of my left nose the doctor cut part of my ear and reconstructed my nose.dand it I could have been an actor.

  19. The scar makes him look even sexier to me. I first saw him in Game of Thrones and imediatley fell in love with him.

  20. His heart adds to his good looks. Being an incredible dad adds to his good looks
    His personality adds to his good looks
    The scar is simply a memory for him of a frightening incident in his life.

  21. I’ll say Jason is one sexy man scar or no scar. If he was available and in my town I’d take him to meet my folks.

  22. I absolutely love it. He is still a pretty man all day long. What a lucky lady his wife is to call him her own. Yah a bit jealous and honest ❤️

  23. The scar has done his career no harm. Like a rather becoming duelling scar. My first thought was Thank G.. he didn’t loose his eye! Such a close call!

  24. I’m sorry to tell but that scar doesn’t change that pretty boy image one bit lol. He’s one of the sexiest men alive! And always will be as far as I’m concerned. I can understand why he might feel like he does but if it were up to me every man in the world would look like edible man lol

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