Man Gets Drake’s Mixtape Cover Art Tattooed on His Neck [PHOTO]
There’s no question that Drake’s mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, is one of the hottest releases of the past week. Apparently, one fan loved the project so much that he decided to get a tattoo of the typographic cover art on his neck. Yep, you read that correctly.
Tattoo artist Mike Bage, of Fat Panda Tattoo Studio in the U.K., drew the artwork on his friend Richy Huck. He then posted the photo on his Instagram account and now the pic has gone viral on the internet.
Bage sent an email to Huffington Post to explain why Huck wanted to have Drake's mixtape art on his neck. He writes:
Richy is a big fan of Drake, and since the popularity of his Miley Cyrus tattoo he thought this one would be a cool idea and would get people talking. He's got some strange tattoos already anyway: a lady riding a sausagedog, a loveheart with the word "tits" in, Miley Cyrus in the bath, a dog with boobs for eyes, etc., so this one didn't seem that weird. He said his parents have taken it well -- his dad 'just shook his head and got over it.'"
While Huck’s tattoo will raise eyebrows, it pales in comparison to what a young lady did back in 2011. An unidentified woman went into a Los Angeles tattoo shop to get the words “DRAKE” etched into her forehead. When the shop owner posted the photo on his Tumblr page, it instantly went viral and generated thousands of critical reactions.
Tattooist Kevin Campbell, who drilled the artwork on the girl's forehead, was unapologetic about carving the Toronto rapper's name on her forehead. “The funny thing is, I didn’t know who Drake was,” he tells Vice Magazine in an interview. “I figured it was her hood or some s---, not some goofnugget R&B dude."
As for Huck, his IYRTITL tattoo shouldn’t prevent him from getting a job (if he wears a turtleneck), but he might received some slander by folks on Twitter.
So far, Drake has yet to comment on Huck’s new artwork. I’m quite sure his social media accounts are on fleek right now.
What do you think about Richy Huck’s Drake tattoo? Is it dumb or creative? Tell us in the comments below.