So Chris Brown has a new video out. Think I'm going to have to watch it a couple more times before I make a decision on how I feel about this song.
However, there is one thing that I'm decidedly against. All those freaking tattoos covering his arms and chest.
Now, don't get me wrong- I'm not 100% anti-tattoo. One or two creative designs in a strategic location (preferably one that can be covered as necessary) can be extremely sexy- especially on a man with a fit physique. Mmm-hmm...
But when a grown man starts looking like a member of a traveling circus of freaks & oddities, a recent parolee or worse his body starts to get a little flabby and the designs stretch out?
And the more common tattoos become the less interesting they are to look at. Like how many times can I be impressed by a pair of hands praying, a dragon crawling out your abs, angel wings on your back, your zodiac sign or Japanese symbols of strength (at least that's what the artist on 125th Street told you it was) across your knuckles??
Err-um, shock value= zero.
In all fairness, I understand Chris has been through a lot these past couple of years. And watching Rih Rih screech her way to Grammy Award probably doesn't help. But how much more of said internal struggle does he need to advertise on his pectorals? Like, why not get a better therapist or wait on it- an anonymous twitter account? Just no more of the tats.
Please and thanks.