Earlier this month, Chris Brown revealed his latest body art, a tattoo of a woman’s face on his neck, and it was speculated to be an image of Rihanna.It would not be the first time he’s tattooed a girlfriend on his body. Brown has a tattoo of the face of his current girlfriend, model Karreuche Tran, on his arm.
According to the New York Daily News, the black-and-white image on Brown’s neck show a woman with a bone structure strikingly similar to that of Rihanna. Her lips are covered in stitches and she looks like she has a black eye and bruising on the right side of her face.
Sources close to Brown told TMZ that any similarities the picture has with Rihanna’s face are simply coincidental, as “It’s a random woman.”However, the image looks very much like Rihanna’s face after Brown assaulted her in 2009, which resulted in her having a black eye and bruised lip.
It seems like since the incident, the former lovers have kissed and made up — literally. During the VMAs earlier this month, Brown congratulated the “We Found Love” singer after she won the coveted Video of the Year award. They were seen kissing on the lips and embracing, even though Brown is still with Tran. Rihanna later patted Brown on the head and smiled as she returned to her seat.
Both Rihanna and Brown are known to enjoy new body art, as Rihanna has over 15 tattoos, including a handgun on her ribs, a pistol on her thigh, and stars on the back of her neck. In 2009, while she was still with Brown, they got matching star tattoos on the back of their necks.
Rihanna most recently added a tattoo of a Goddess to her elaborate collection, an ode to her grandmother who passed away while battling cancer.