The actor stepped out in Los Angeles with "Esme" inked on his hand

By Michelle Ward
February 28, 2015 12:35 PM

If we didn’t already know Ryan Gosling would be a sweet dad, we do now!

The new father stepped out in Los Angeles on Friday with what appears to be a new tattoo in honor of his daughter Esmeralda Amanda.

Although it remains to be seen if the ink is pen or more permanent, the actor ran errands with the baby s nickname “Esme” written on his left fingers.

Dressed casually in a white tee shirt, black leather jacket, hoodie and baseball hat Eva Mendes s other half seemed like he was trying to go unnoticed.

Mendes recently opened up to Violet Grey s digital magazine, The Violet Files about choosing their daughter s name. “Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it’s a beautiful name.”

Gosling, who recently visited Disneyland with director Guillermo del Toro, has been busy filming the upcoming drama The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe.