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Alex Pettyfer isn't too concerned about changing his bad boy reputation.

In a new interview with VMAN magazine, the 21-year-old Brit proudly announces that he has a vulgar tattoo above his crotch that reads "Thank You."

The reason? "In case I forget to say it," he says with a wink.

The hot-tempered actor, who endured a messy breakup with his I Am Number Four costar Dianna Agron in February, also shared some insights about what life in Hollywood is really like.

"L.A. is growing on me a little bit, but it's still a s**t hole," Pettyfer complains. "I think it's this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it's fantastic, but socially it's disgusting. I wish they'd run all the c**ts out."

The Beastly star added that he didn't get into the moviemaking business to become famous.

"I really don't give a s**t about any of that," he explained. "I wish I had some interesting stories about living in L.A., but mostly I just do my work and then go home. Being an actor is like being in prison. You go, you serve your time, you try and replicate Johnny Depp's career and then you move to Paris."