Photos: Woman Tattoos “Drake” On Forehead

Woman Tattoos "Drake" On Forehead (Photo: Vice Magazine)

Woman Tattoos "Drake" On Forehead (Photo: Vice Magazine)

By Sean Sean I think we can safely say #ISSUES! At this lady who tattooed Drake's name on her forehead. It's like who does something like that? Ok, we understand a fans love for an artist, but tattooing the artist's name on your forehead is extremely ridiculous. Girlfriend we know you have mad love for Drake, but why couldn't you be like most die hard fans and just tattoo his name on your arm? Maybe even your leg, and if you want to be crazy, do it on your left breast, even the thigh. But your forehead? Now that's true fan love, pretty stupid if you ask me, but what ever. >Read the complete interview from Vice Magazine with the tattoo artist below: How did you react when she told you what she wanted done? The funny thing is, I didn't know who Drake was, I figured it was her hood or some shit, not some goofnugget R&B dude. Did she talk about what it meant to her? Had she been planning for it for a long time or was she kind of just like, "put it on my forehead" and that’s it? Yeah, she was really psyched about it. She had the shitty 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.
Woman Tattoos "Drake" On Forehead (Photo: Vice Magazine)

Woman Tattoos "Drake" On Forehead (Photo: Vice Magazine)

Wow. Do you feel sort of bad about it after the fact? My whole deal with people wanting completely outrageous and potentially life ruining tattoos is this: I'll ask them 3 times if they really think that it's a good idea, I tell them what the potential consequences of getting a tattoo on their face might be, and after that, the bad decision is on them. I believe that people get the tattoos that they deserve. The shop where I worked prior to Will Rise was in the center of the Harbor City Crip neighborhood, so I'm not really a stranger to tattooing gang shit on faces, which is what I originally thought that this was. 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 cr*ckhead'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... So you see it as your job to give people what they ask for? There is a way of steering the customer in a direction that would make their whole tattoo idea something that would look better on their skin when the concept they have in their mind sounds good to the but wouldn't translate well into a tattoo. This usually comes up when they come in asking for something like a tattoo of a rose but with 20 names and dates hidden in the petals or something. When it's something as simple as lettering, I could have tried to steer her into a prettier font maybe, or a different location (obviously), but she was already set on this "letterman" font, "like the one on the jacket." But as far as having a choice, yeah, sure, I could have turned her away, and I'm already getting a ton of flack from other tattooers for this but the way I see it, if she's got her little heart set on getting her forehead tattooed then she'll just keep on trying until somebody finally goes through with it. I think that getting a color portrait of the Joker from Batman is a dumb idea, but who the fuck am I to judge? If some cat from MS13 comes in and wants me to "blast" that shit on his chin or forehead or whatever, who am I to judge the validity of them getting what they get and where they get it? If I tattoo a huge "BK" on a Crip or tattoo "DRAKE" on some R&B crazed girl's face, what's the difference? Who am I to say which one is wrong and which is right? I wonder what was going through her mind when she decided to do it. Man, I wish I could get you in touch with her, I'm sure the story's pretty intense. Sadly she didn't leave a number on her consent form, just her name. But she is supposed to be coming back to finish the tattoo once it heals (she only had enough money for the outline) and I could probably talk to her then. She was on a pretty good one when she came in, and I think by the time I finished, she was coming down, because her attitude changed pretty drastically once the tattoo was finished
Woman Tattoos "Drake" On Forehead (Photo: Vice Magazine)

Woman Tattoos "Drake" On Forehead (Photo: Vice Magazine)

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