Unsettling Tattoo Stirs Controversy for Chris Brown
A recent photo of Chris Brown sporting a neck tattoo of a battered woman’s face has raised more than a few eyebrows, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The tattoo bears an uncanny resemblence to leaked photos of singer Rihanna after she was beaten by then-boyfriend Brown in 2009.
People close to Brown, along with his publicist, deny the tattoo represents Rihanna and has no relationship to the beating. Brown received five years probation and six months community service for the incident.
Brown’s altercation with Rihanna has had long-lasting repercussions including being refused entry to the UK in June 2010 on the grounds that his assault conviction was a serious criminal offense. Brown also became angry on the set of “Good Morning America” in March 2011 after being questioned about the Rihanna incident, resulting in a later angry tweet about people bringing up the past. Brown also brawled with rapper Drake in a nightclub in June.
Chris Brown’s new tattoo is not an image of Rihanna or an abused woman, his publicist said It’s a MAC cosmetics design of a skull associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.