West Coast rapper Game has added some new ink to his body this week by tattooing his Compton, California hometown’s name across his stomach.
The Rolex Records co-founder publicly unveiled his new body ink this week.
How do you pay homage to the city that raised you? In the case of The Game, you get a tattoo across your stomach. The “Celebration” rapper went under the needle to show love to his native Compton. He endured the pain while tattoo artist Peter Koskela applied the word “Compton” in Old English font to his heavily-tatted body. “The stomach gotta be the most fu**ed up place to get tatted but I thugged it out,” wrote Game, who covered up a previous tattoo that said “Stretch.” He also added a second tattoo, but he’s yet to unveil it. (Rap-Up)
No stranger to tattoos, Game got mega producer Pharrell Williams‘ “Star Trak” record label name inked onto his body back in 2009.
Wow, It looks like Game fell in love with The Neptunes & Co and does this mean he’s gonna get signed to Star Trak Entertainment, haven’t we been down this road before? Game recently showed his loyalty to The Neptunes by tattooing his logo on his forearm. (The Neptunes)
The former G-Unit member previously reacted to fellow rapper Gucci Mane putting an ice cream cone onto his face years after he got his notorious butterfly tat.
“I seen Gucci’s new face tat and as soon I did, I thought ‘finally they can get off me about his butterfly/star/LA sh*t.’ That’s what I thought. But you know what man, I don’t give a f*ck about what they say about anybody, a muthaf*cka could tattoo a butterfly, ice cream cone, apple pie on their cheek. Bottom-line, if you know Gucci, you know he’s real. He been on trial for his life and all of that. He bodied people. So he could tattoo a f*ckin’ tampon on his face for all I care. You can’t say he’s buster or whatever. And me I done been shot, stole sh*t, robbed people, everyth-f*ckin’-thing you can think of. Tattoos don’t mean sh*t, they ain’t nothing but good art.” (VIBE)
Back in summer 2011, tattoo addict Machine Gun Kelly sat down with SOHH and opened up on facial ink.
“Nah dude, nah, no ice creams on my face,” Kelly told SOHH referring to Gucci Mane‘s publicized face ink. “I’m trying to score those movie roles, man. I’m trying to be on the big screen like I’m f*cking Ronald Reagan, f*cking Harrison Ford. [laughs] I mean, hmmm… Tom Cruise. Leonardo DiCaprio. As soon as I lay the major movie role where I’m satisfied, like, never having to be in a movie again, I’m going to tattoo the sh*t out of my whole body.” (SOHH)