Chris Brown’s new neck tattoo is stirring up quite the bit of controversy, with many saying that it resembles the battered face of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The tattoo is on the right side of his neck and shows a woman’s face that is either covered with some sort of design or severely beaten. This has led people to compare the tattoo with a photo of Rihanna’s face that released by police after she was assaulted by then-boyfriend Brown before the 2009 Grammy Awards.
The “Don’t Wake Me Up” singer first sported the tattoo on Sept. 1, and according to TMZ, Brown must have had the ink done sometime between then and Aug. 30.
His publicist told Entertainment Weekly that the tattoo was not of the pop star.
Rihanna and Brown recently turned heads when they hugged and kissed at the MTV Video Music Awards last Thursday. While the embrace happened during a commercial break, MTV released grainy footage on its website Friday that showed Rihanna hugging Brown, then giving him a quick kiss and tussling his hair, as she walked offstage. She had just won Video of the Year for “We Found Love.”
The Barbados singer revealed a new tattoo of her own on Instagram Monday. The tattoo of Egyptian goddess Isis runs right underneath her breasts. Isis is the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility, and Rihanna said that it was in honor of her late grandmother.
“Goddess Isis- Complete Woman –Model for future generations- #GRANGRANDOLLY – always in and on my heart #1love,” she wrote on the post.