Rappers with face tattoos is one of those things most people don’t understand. But that’s not stopping emcees like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Yung Berg[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gucci Mane [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Yung L.A[/lastfm]. from using their face as a paint canvas.
Count G-Unit CEO, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]50 Cent [/lastfm]among those who scratch their heads as he watches the trend grow.
In a recent interview with Vibe, Fif let his feelings be known.
“That’s the craziest thing. Not necessarily Gucci Mane, but to tattoo your face says that there’s not a possibility that you can actually walk into a legitimate establishment without makeup covering your face every day. That does not work. It creates a separation. It says, “I’m an artist.” That’s it. That’s the statement you make when you go and tattoo your face…But know that the public will not have interest in you as an artist for life. You have to be phenomenal. Talk to the best that do it and they will tell you that it will take more than you being an artist. It takes marketing, maneuvering to generate for that long. When you got 40-year-old rappers in the game, those guys have maneuvered and survived,” 50 said.
50 has even gone so far as to remove all of the tats on his arms to avoid having to sit for hours getting them covered up for his movie roles.