Chris Brown's Controversial New Tattoo!
When the whole world knows about your violent past with
Rihanna, it’s probably not a good idea to get a tattoo of a beaten woman’s face
on your neck. But Chris Brown clearly didn’t see it that way, inking a huge
face on the right side of his neck.
Not surprisingly, the tat caused plenty of controversy,
but Chris’ rep has come out and said that the image is definitely not Rihanna.
The Kiss Kiss singer was found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend RiRi in 2009, and some
critics suggested that the tattoo resembled the photograph of a beaten Rihanna
that was leaked to the media after the couple's Grammy Awards eve fight in Los
Angeles in 2009.
But Chris' rep
insists the media members taking aim at the singer need to take a closer look
at the neck tattoo, insisting it's nothing like Rihanna's face, or a battered
woman for that matter.
A spokeswoman for
the singer said, "His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican
celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is
not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported."
The rep noted
that the tattoo is peeling right now, but it will be clear what the star
intended when the new skin art has healed. Chris reportedly paid the MAC
cosmetics artist who created the piece to allow him to duplicate it on his
Okay then! Of course, we don't think a skull tattoo is the best idea either! Thank goodness for laser tat removal.