“His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw,” rep for Brown said. “It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”
The singer had explained that his new neck tattoo is of a skull commemorating a Mexican holiday called Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead. The 23-year-old put the ink on display during an event in Las Vegas earlier this month.
The tattoo artist claims that Chris picked out the design himself and “took it to the parlour” after he had noticed it on an advert for the cosmetics brand.
As The Daily Mail reports, comparisons were drawn with the Umbrella singer, whom Brown assaulted three years ago, as the tattoo echoed RiRi’s face structure, arched eyebrows and plump lips after the attack.
By the way, Rihanna just got a notable new tattoo of her own — an image of the goddess Isis below her breasts in memory of her grandmother.
The Russian Roulette singer made headlines in an interview with Oprah last month, in which the singer opened up about the night Chris Brown assaulted her and confessed that she still loves him.
“As angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she continued.
“It became a circus and I felt protective. I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. Who’s gonna help him?” the ‘Umbrella’ singer wondered.
“So, I had to deal with that and that’s not easy for me to understand, interpret and it’s not easy to interpret on camera, not with the world watching.”
“It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend. Like, everything I knew switched – switched overnight,” the singer said.
Brown was “the love of my life,” the singer told Winfrey, as she started tear up.
“I think he was the love of my life,” she said. “He was my first love.”
Rihanna said it is hard hiding her feelings when she meets up with Brown.
“It’s awkward because I still love him. My stomach drops and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me…I think he was the love of my life.”
“We’re very, very close friends. We built a trust again and that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will … that’s not something you can shut off, if you’ve ever been in love,” Rihanna said.
“I have forgiven him,” she said, though she admitted: “I was angry for a long time.”
The restraining order was lifted last year and the pair have since teamed up in the studio on 2012 singles “Birthday Cake” and “Turn Up the Music,” fueling speculation that they were back together.