Days after a Los Angeles woman tattooed Young Money star Drake’s name onto her forehead, the man responsible for the ink job has stepped forward to explain how it went down.
Los Angeles tattoo shop Will Rise’s Kevin Campbell confirmed the head tat is legit.
“The funny thing is, I didn’t know who Drake was, I figured it was her hood or some sh*t, not some goofnugget R&B dude. She was really psyched about it. She had the sh*tty font all picked out on her iPhone ready to go and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead. She didn’t say a word about what it meant to her, some of the guys at the shop asked her, and she just kinda giggled at them. When I printed up the first image of the lettering, she wanted me to go bigger, so that it went pretty much from each side of her hairline to the other. I thought she shaved her eyebrows for the procedure, so when I put the stencil on the first time, it was right over her (missing) eyebrows, but she had me enlarge it a bit and push it up towards the hairline. But yeah, she acted as if she had planned it out for a while; though I’m not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead.” (Vice)
Asked if he felt wrong about the eye-catching tattoo, Campbell said it was the woman’s decision.
“I guess I feel bad that this dumbass got the name of the softest motherf*cker in hip-hop tattooed on her forehead. But what makes that any less valid of a tattoo to her? I lost a little sleep over it that first night, wondering if I wanted to be known as the a**hole who tattooed “Drake” on some crackhead’s forehead. None of the face tattoos I had done prior to this got any publicity, so I was a little surprised that this one took off like it did. I’m still kinda debating whether or not I should send you guys the whole set of pictures, I don’t really want to paint the shop in a bad light but it is what it is. In the end, she paid me to do this to her, which really means she did this to herself.” (Vice)
Images of the Los Angeles Drake fanatic hit the Internet this week.
Earlier this week, an image of an LA woman with no eyebrows and a huge Drake Tattoo inked across her forehead circulated twitter and the web with no real story behind what the h*ll the lady was thinking. Yes, it’s clear that she’s a massive Drake fan, but perhaps she took his line in the Rick Ross collab ‘Free Spirit’, ‘Tat my name on you so I know it’s real’ a little too serious. (Necole Bitchie)
Earlier this year, G-Unit rap star 50 Cent offered his take on hip-hop artists like Gucci Mane tatooing their faces.
“That’s the craziest thing,” 50 explained in an interview. “Not necessarily Gucci, 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)