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Chris Brown flaunts world’s worst ‘Mexican sugar skull’ tattoo

By | Published on Thursday 13 September 2012

Chris Brown

Hey world, ‘Don’t Judge Me’ rapper Chris Brown has a new tattoo, and this is what it looks like.

No, no, it’s not Rihanna’s face – as in the bruised one rendered so by Brown’s fists in 2009 – it’s a Mexican sugar skull, or so say the MC’s reps, who claim it is “associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day Of The Dead and a MAC cosmetics design he saw” (believed to be this one).

Vindicating the controversial image via the same ‘Mexican Day Of The Dead’ defence as his people, Brown tweeted on Tuesday: “I’m an artist and this is art. Dia de los Muertos”.

Okay, so it does bear a semblance to the MAC image, and it would surely be bizarre (even by Brown’s standards) to ink a permanent memento of his own public disgrace on his own neck. But you’d think Brown, or someone else within shouting distance of him, might have noticed how the image could be viewed as inappropriate before he got someone to tattoo it somewhere he can’t really cover up.

Meanwhile according to TMZ, Brown bought ice creams for 60 children last week, which apparently means he is a “nice guy”. The children were guests of the Back To School Festival, a charity event hosted by the Jenesse Center for domestic violence prevention in LA, where Brown and his mother have been volunteering since his arrest in 2009.