News: Gucci Mane's Rep Calls New Tat "Cool As Ice"
Friday, Jan 14, 2011 9:28AM
A Gucci Mane representative has stepped forward to confirm the rapper's new ice cream face tattoo is authentic and explain the motivation behind it.
According to Kali Bowyer, Gucci's latest ink job was inspired by his lifestyle.
Rapper Gucci Mane, 30, revealed his latest tattoo today (January 13)--an ice cream cone located on his right cheek--causing many fans to question the reasoning behind the artwork. Kali Bowyer, Gucci's spokesperson, spoke to Rolling Stone about the meaning of the image. "It's a reminder to fans of how he chooses to live his life," she said. "Cool as ice. As in 'I'm so icy, I'll make ya say Brr.'" Bowyer also said the design was inspired by a medallion that Gucci has worn for years. (XXL Mag)
Yesterday, tattoo artist Shane Willoughby explained the procedure Gucci underwent for the image.
"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)
Check out Gucci Mane's new tattoo below: