Young Money rapper Tyga is no stranger to getting fresh ink placed throughout his body and has now showed off what looks to be a new Mike Tyson-inspired facial tattoo.
Despite the hype, reports claim the facial ink may have only been temporary.
Tyga got some inspiration from Mike Tyson with his latest tattoo. The “Rack City” rapper showed off his face tat in the same shape as the boxing champ. “F*ck it #YoLo,” tweeted Tyga, who is working on his Well Done 3 mixtape. The ink became a trending topic on Twitter and his fans debated whether it was real or fake (our vote is the latter). He was spotted at Universal Studios earlier in the day without the tattoo on his face. (Rap-Up)
In May, fellow West Coast rapper Game joked about NBA icon Magic Johnson needing a face tat.
“Yo, man. I was gonna recommend that Magic gets the same tattoo I have but just the blue star. I think that’d be so cool. I talked to [Dodgers star] Matt Kemp in the club a couple of weeks ago,” Game said in an interview. “I even brought that up, that Magic should get a face tat. He was like, ‘I don’t know.’ Hopefully, man. He’s gonna see what he can do. I think it’d be dope. We’ll see. It’s Magic. Stars are affiliated with magic. Even at Disneyland, when Mickey wears the little magic hat, it’s got stars on it. So what I’m saying is it might be a good look for Magic, man.” (ESPN)
Last year, the platinum-selling rapper talked about Atlanta’s Gucci Mane donning an ice cream tattoo on his cheek.
“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)
Check out some recent Tyga footage below: