News: Gucci Mane's Ice Cream Tattoo Artist Speaks, "I Don't Think I'll Ever Do [That] Again"

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 10:53PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The tattoo artist responsible for giving Gucci Mane his latest tattoo, an ice cream cone, on his face has come forward and discussed its aftermath.

According to tattoo artist Shane Willoughby, he was not fully confident in Gucci's decision.

"I was [hesitant] like 'Are you sure you want to put that much [ink] in that area?,'" says Shane Willoughby who gave Gucci his frosty tattoo at ATL's Tenth Street Tattoo. "He came straight to the counter and that's where he pointed...I won't tattoo anybody if their [drunk] or high because I can't stand the smell of weed...[Gucci] seemed completely sober. He knew what he was doing." (VIBE)

Willoughby also said Gucci emphasized the ice cream cone's lightening bolts.

"When [Gucci] said he wanted to do the ice cream thing I said 'Well why don't we do it somewhere else?' But he was like I don't have anywhere else. He said 'I want something rock 'n roll.' There's nothing more rock 'n roll then lightening bolts. I don't think I'll ever do [that] again... no matter how successful [the celebrity]. He was stoked. Had no regrets... was jumping up and down. That's the way he rolls." (VIBE)

Photos of the rapper's new look landed online Wednesday (January 12) evening.

SO ICEY! Gucci Mane hopped up out of rehab/mental facility a couple days ago. And he may need to demand a refund. Dude visited Tenth Street Tattoo in Atlanta today. And got this brand new little nugget of classiness--a big *ss ice cream cone complete with color, 3 scoops and the word "Brrr"--covering his whole right facial cheek. Wow. Tattoo artist and owner of the shop, Shane Willoughby, is the artist behind Gucci's newest tattoo addition. And the master piercer in the shop--Jason Murray--tweeted the pics. (The YBF)

Gucci's new art caught the attention of fans and rappers alike including Joe Budden and DJ D-Nice.

"Not only did Gucci Mane tattoo an ice cream cone w/ 3 scoops, he topped it off w/ lightening bolts. HAAA! http://twitpic.com/3pkdh7," D-Nice tweeted Thursday (January 13).
"I just can't get over dude tattooing a technicolor ice cream cone on his face. #Brrranded"
"If it's good enough for Gucci Mane, it's good enough for me. http://twitpic.com/3pknc9." (DJ D-Nice's Twitter)

Check out Gucci Mane's new tattoo below:

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