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Drake Is Pissed At The Artist Who Tattooed His Name On A Girl’s Forehead

Submitted by on December 28, 2011 – 2:52 pm15 Comments
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo might have just hit theaters, but it seems everyone can’t stop talking about that other girl with a tattoo. You know, the girl with the Drake tattoo.

A few weeks ago, a Drake superfan walked into Los Angeles Tattoo parlour, Will Rise, and begged tattoo artist Kevin Campbell to give her the Drake tattoo pictured on her iPhone. “She was really psyched about it,” Kevin told vice.com about the woman. “She had the shitty font all picked out on her iPhone ready to go and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead. She didn’t say a word about what it meant to her. Some of the guys at the shop asked her, and she just kinda giggled at them. When I printed up the first image of the lettering, she wanted me to go bigger, so that it went pretty much from each side of her hairline to the other. I thought she shaved her eyebrows for the procedure, so when I put the stencil on the first time, it was right over her (missing) eyebrows, but she had me enlarge it a bit and push it up towards the hairline. But yeah, she acted as if she had planned it out for a while; though, I’m not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead.”

So, how does Drake feel about one of his fans taking his “Free Spirit” lyric, “Tat my name on you girl so I know its real,” to heart? “I want to meet her and understand what happened,” he told radio host Mando Fresko. “That’s cool, though, I feel you 100%, that to me is absolutely incredible.”

Sadly, Drake wasn’t so kind when referring to Campbell and resorted to blatant threats. “The guy who tatted is a f—— a——, though, I will tell you that,” he said. “I don’t f— with that guy. F— you to that tat artist, by the way. And you should lose your job and should never do tattoos again and I don’t f— with you. And if I ever see you, I’ma f— you up.”

For his part in the controversy, Campbell stands by his decision to tattoo the young girl. “My whole deal with people wanting completely outrageous and potentially life-ruining tattoos is this: I’ll ask them 3 times if they really think that it’s a good idea, I tell them what the potential consequences of getting a tattoo on their face might be, and after that, the bad decision is on them,” Campbell said. “I believe that people get the tattoos that they deserve.”

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