Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has decided to take a stance against face tattoos by getting his own removed today while in New York City.
Soulja Boy took to his Twitter page to reveal his face-changing move.
“just woke in new york its a good day bless everybody reading this tweet live it up. i’m getting my face tattoos removed today,” he tweeted August 4th. (Soulja Boy’s Twitter)
In March, G-Unit leader 50 Cent discussed the negative side of artists tattooing their faces.
“That’s the craziest thing,” 50 explained in an interview. “Not necessarily Gucci [Mane], but to tattoo your face says that there’s not a possibility that you can actually walk into a legitimate establishment without makeup covering your face every day. That does not work. It creates a separation. It says, ‘I’m an artist.’ That’s it. That’s the statement you make when you go and tattoo your face…But know that the public will not have interest in you as an artist for life. You have to be phenomenal. Talk to the best that do it and they will tell you that it will take more than you being an artist. It takes marketing, maneuvering to generate for that long. When you got 40 year-old rappers in the game, those guys have maneuvered and survived.” (VIBE)
When asked if he would follow in rapper Gucci Mane’s footsteps, rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently said face tats were not in his future.
“Like I just said, eh, we some wild dudes, [laughs]” Waka told radio host Bootleg Kev when asked about Gucci Mane’s ice cream face tattoo. “Ain’t no telling what [we] gonna do, man. [laughs] Nah, [no Fozzy Bear on my face]. Never. I ain’t touching my face.” (Bootleg Kev)
Around mid-January, Gucci Mane’s highly publicized ice cream face tattoo landed online.
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 some recent Soulja Boy Tell Em footage below: