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Chris Brown's Neck Tattoo Artist SPEAKS! And He's Not Happy…

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Chris Brown's life is never short on dramz since infamously beating up Rihanna in 2009 and some people assumed his latest neck tattoo was some kind of twisted homage to the incident.

The truth is, the face inked onto his neck earlier this month wasn't RiRi at all, but simply a "sugar skull" meant to honor the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muerto.

We're sure Breezy wasn't happy to be the center of more controversy, but it sounds like no one was more upset than the man behind the artwork.

Peter Koskela, a El Lay-based veteran tattoo artist, took the news as a personal insult to his character and explained:

"I hate when people misinterpret what I do. It was really a blow to me to think that people would think so little of a person that I would actually put a picture of a beaten woman on his neck. That was crazy to me, that he would come to me and say, 'Hey, I want Rihanna's face on me.' I would never promote any kind of domestic violence like that. Even if he asked me to do it, I would have bounced right there. I don't do racist tattoos, I don't do gang-related tattoos and I don't do anything hurtful. That is just the motto I live by. The other tattoo artists might, but I just don't."

Even though he condemns the tattoo's association with domestic violence, he actually understands why it may have been interpretted that way.

Commenting on the red carpet picture in Las Vegas that prominently showcased the new tat and spurred the speculation, Koskela continued:

"When I did see the picture and his head was cocked to the side, it did look like it was rough around the edges. People thought it was a beat-up face, but it takes two weeks to heal because the neck is constantly moving."

Although we're not the biggest fans of the piece, we totally understand this guy's frustration because this scandal situation got blown WAY out of proportion!

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19 comments to “Chris Brown's Neck Tattoo Artist SPEAKS! And He's Not Happy…”

  1. 1

    its just not good artwork…and he clearly made her eyes look identical to Rihannas. I call Bullshit.

  2. 2

    Sorry, but there is NOTHING about that tattoo that even remotely looks like a sugar skull or anything else remotely associated with Dia de los Muertos. Total BS on both their parts. May or may not be Rihanna , but one things for certain, it's an ugly, poorly done tattoo.

  3. 3

    Doesn't matter what it supposed to be - it clearly looks like a beaten woman. Too me it looks more like a Disney evil queen than Rihanna, but those half-closed eyes do kinda look Rihanna-ish.

  4. 4

    What a lying sack of shit.

  5. 5

    While it might not have been meant to be a commemoration the "Rihanna 2009 Beating of Her Life" it's a crappy tattoo and looks nothing like a quality day of the dead piece.

  6. 6

    This is the equivalent of a convicted arsonist getting a tattoo of a bic lighter and gasoline on his neck. Of all of the things in the world why would he even think of getting Dia de los Muertos? Unless of course he is some closet dead head which is highly unlikely.
    Just another reason to hate this douchebag… team Breezy…its all just so laim.

  7. 7

    You'd have to be pretty fuckin stupid to even suggest that might be Rihanna on his neck. How you make the jump from that tattoo to her is beyond me.

  8. 8

    Re: MissEvonne – Very easily actually.

  9. 9

    He doesn't do racist or hurtful tattoos. Just very ugly tattoos.

  10. 10

    lol "i would never promote domestic violence like that" but i will just to the defense of homeboy when people think it's rihanna CHRIS WOULD NEVER DO THAT boohoohoohoo boys club

  11. 11

    He has issues with that but yet has no issues taking somebody elses artwork and inking it for money. So much for integrity.

  12. stefan Walker says – reply to this


    LOL the thing is i know for a fact the RIRI knows hes got the tatt on his neck and probably told him how sexy it looked or something.

  13. ChaChaCha says – reply to this


    No way does the tattoo look like a Dia de los Muertos skull - not even close. This isn't something that's open to interpretation. It's clearly a battered woman. He's a poor artist and a worse liar.

  14. 3y3candy2 says – reply to this


    WELL, taking his word that it is a MAC ad/ day of the dead sugar skull combo, I still think it was a little insensitive because he should have been aware of the fact that the tat could be easily misconstrued for something else. At first I wasn't buying the whole MAC ad story, but I have to admit after seeing the pic from the ad, the tattoo does look like a poorly inked copy with added sugar skull embelishments. For those interested in seeing the so-called inspiration for the tat, just google 'Chris Brown MAC ad' in images.

  15. haters says – reply to this


    why do you guys believe the hype the media put words twist things so they have something they can earn money on u guys just fuked in the head a tattoo artist are not fuking idiots like if u were to goto a tattoo shop an say draw a stick man with a dick on its head they tell you to get the fuck out what u guys are thinking is what the media says so fucking open your eyes and this article when he said his part about not tattooin shit you go "even thoe he condemnds the tattoos asocciation" that couldnt sound more obviouse to make him look gultiy.. why would chris brown put somthing like rihana on his neck but really u guys are fuckd to think of people that way but sorry you guys are fucked not him lol…so stop haiting get a life u now it all just cuase u seen it jerk offs.

  16. 16

    Re: haters – Chris???

  17. Lumbee says – reply to this


    Fuck y'all some motherfucking haters another list of bitch ass ppl hating on him again!! Y'all motherfuckas is a trip! Let tht dude be him..

  18. BMan says – reply to this


    What importance does that holiday even play in Chris Brown's life? It seems like a BS answer.

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