Singer Chris Brown has unveiled a new tattoo resembling a battered woman at a recent event in Las Vegas. The prominent Tattoo, on his neck, portrays a woman’s face with swollen lips and a bruised eye. The Tattoo is unnervingly similar to the picture his singer ex girlfriend Rihanna revealed of her face after he brutally attacked her in 2009.
When questioned Brown claims that the tattoo is not of a battered woman’s face but of an interpretation of a Mexican Sugar Skull used in the day of the dead festival.
After he was convicted of assault Chris’ lawyer spoke publicly stating “He wants to take full responsibility for what he has done and to clarify that domestic abuse is not acceptable.” Yet Brown’s actions have somewhat contradicted this. First he posted an aggressive video attacking those who had criticized him. Then earlier this year a woman who claimed Brown approached her at an awards show using the pick-up line “Can I get your number? I promise I won’t beat you.” After he won two awards at this year’s Grammys, he tweeted “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F**** OFF!” He swiftly followed this with “”IM BACK SO WATCH MY BaCK as I walk away from all this negativity”. These are hardly the actions of someone who feels deep remorse for his actions.
While brown has been greeted with criticism and “hate”, music retailer HMV had to remove stickers protesters had stuck on saying “DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM. THIS MAN BEATS WOMEN!” it has hardly damaged his reputation, if anything it has given him a selling “Bad Boy” image which Brown is obviously playing up to. This new tattoo is a continuation of the shock factor that is selling his records and whether Brown did this intentionally or not it is almost impossible to believe that he or his PR team didn’t notice the obvious resemblance to the face of the woman he abused. Hopefully Chris Brown will get his “ultimate F**K OFF” someday.