Tupac[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
The GameGetty Images[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Rick Ross[Photo Credit: richforeverFollow ]
Nelly[Photo Credit: @derrtymo]
LL Cool JGetty Images[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Lil’ Wayne[Photo Credit: @lilwayneofficial_]
Eve[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Eminem[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Shad MossGetty Images[Photo Credit: @shadmossofficial]
Birdman[Photo Credit: @birdman5star]
50 Cent[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
2 ChainzYouTube[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Gucci Mane[Photo Credit: @laflare1017]
Ever since Tupca got “THUG LIFE” brazenly tattooed across his stomach, rappers have been giving bikers a run for their money when it comes to getting inked up. Tattoos can be super cool, super embarassing or just make you say “What the f***?,” but when it comes to hip hop tats, the results are always memorable, at the very least. Even when they’re re on a rapper’s face, or should I say, especially when they’re on a rapper’s face.
As we all know, there are very few introverted rappers. The name of the game is to putting your name in other people’s mouths and tattoos are just one of many ways MC’s make an impression. Who didn’t do a double take when they saw Abraham Lincoln peaking out of Rick Ross’ chest. LL Cool J has a microphone on his incredibly buff bicep. Gucci Mane sports an ice cream cone (yes, you read that correctly) on his face. Oh! And let’s not forget Eve’s strategically placed bear paws and Eminem’s ink homage to his daughter. Classic.
These legendary rapper tattoos are almost too good to be true. Click through 13 of our favorites, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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