I admit, when I saw this tattoo on Chris Brown’s neck, I was briefly dumbfounded. Who would tattoo an image of his battered ex-girlfriend on his neck?! You wouldn’t believe a Tarantino villain would even do such a thing! And then I thought, well, it’d be nice if all abusive assholes came with a warning label.
But I’ve now been staring at the thing for a number of minutes (a small number of minutes, I swear!) and I think it’s supposed to be half a normal woman (who looks a lot like Rhianna) and half a decorated skull.
And now, I am laughing so hard tears are coming to my eyes. Because if that is, indeed, what it’s supposed to be, that may be the worst tattoo I’ve seen on a person who could certainly afford better. The bone structure on the skull half doesn’t resemble the bone structure on the fleshed half, as if the “artist” doesn’t really understand how bone sits under flesh in the first place, how it gives shape to a face.
Now, I don’t know. It could be that he does kind of intend it to resemble Rhianna and to bring his beat-down of her to mind. But I’m laughing at the possibility that he’s encountering this grief because the tattoo artist was so shitty.