Recently the pop star took to Twitter to defend neck tat that resembles Rihanna. ‘I’m an artists and this is art,’ singer proclaims. “It’s a tribute to “Dia de los Muertos.”
“Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day of the Dead,” according to azcentral.com, is a Mexican tradition that dates back thousands of years. When Spanish Conquistadors landed in the country, they learned that natives celebrated the passing of loved ones through dance while wearing wooden skull masks called calacas.
Brown’s most recent tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a M.A.C cosmetics design he saw.
“The dude is serious about his art,” Koskela, who drew the face Aug. 30, says of his repeat client. “When something inspires him, he wants it somewhere on his body, but he never said why he wanted to get that particular piece.”
“When I did see the picture [of Brown in Vegas] and his head was cocked to the side, it did look like it was rough around the edges,” the artist admitted, referring to the image that got tongues wagging. “People thought it was a beat-up face, but it takes two weeks to heal because the neck is constantly moving.”
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