What can I say? Some rappers just really, REALLY like to show that they care about and appreciate people with permanent tattoos. Jim Jones got Chrissy Lampkin’s face tattooed on his arm. And Nicki Minaj’s alleged assistant (but we all know that’s her boyfriend) Safaree sat for hours for a huge tattoo of the Barbie on his arm. Now The Game is showing his appreciation, not for on-again, off-again fianceé Tiffney Cambridge, but Nelson Mandela. No, seriously. And the tattoo is pretty friggin’ huge.
On his Instagram account just hours ago, Game posted a photo of the image of Nelson Mandela staring out of the prison cell bars on Robben Island permanently drawn on the side of his body. Here’s what he had to say about the tat for his fans and followers:
“The finished “Nelson Mandela” lookin out of the prison bars by @NikkoHurtado done on my side. 7 hour sitting…. Few more hours to tie in the tats around it & we solid. #NelsonMandela #RIP #Legend #Leader#Freedom #Peace #Equality #Tattoos #SouthAfrica”
That’s right, he’s not done just yet! We’ll be sure to share the finished product with you when the rapper posts it on his Instagram. While there are many ways to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, if Game wants to do so in a more permanent manner, hey, I guess it’s his body, right? Plus, the tattoo is pretty nice! Share your thoughts on the rapper’s new body art and let us know what you think.