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Chris Brown's Tattoos Explained

Chris Brown's Tattoos Explained

Chris Brown explains his many tattoos to Giant Magazine:

“I got most of these tattoos early. On my 13th birthday I was like, ‘Mom, I want a tattoo.’ She’s like, (high pitched voice) ‘You ain’t gettin’ no tattoo!’ So I went against her will and got one but I told her it was positive so then she liked it. That first one is basically Jesus with the music notes signifying he gave me the gift to sing. Then I got this one when I was 14, I drew this C (looks like a graffiti tag) and added a hand image. The hand means me holding my own name, my own destiny. This one, 2 ups 2 downs, is for Virginia, I had to do one for Virginia, when I was 16, in Miami. I designed that. Then it’s a spray can because I used to do graffiti and the B for Brown. I recently got this one (on his hand, it’s a skull with a halo over it). I got it the day after my 18th birthday and it signifies when you die, when you’re buried, your flesh deteriorates and all that’s left is your bones and the memory of you, it’s your bones, but you an angel. I wanted to do something that’s not demonic, so I put a halo over it to make something positive. And then this one, these is ninjas but Darkness to Light was about my life, me being a kid but being bad, being with the wrong crowd, doing the wrong things, but following my own path. This is the demon that I used to fight when I was younger, this is the angel, they just battled.”

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  • kmillz

    it is not that deep

  • bite me

    ok then

  • [~Famous~]

    oh boy, another nigg** who’s gonna get hated on. smh

  • sarah

    I hate him!!!annoying!!!!!!!

  • bdj

    He’s cute. Too much info on the tattoos, but cute. Good thing they boy can dance.

  • bdj

    oops Good thing the boy can dance. My bad!!!!

  • wouldn’tUlike2know

    ok…..

  • magnus

    who?

  • Hajde Nanaj Me

    3 [~Famous~] : 08/21/2007 at 7:53 pm
    oh boy, another nigg** who’s gonna get hated on. smh
    ______________________________________________________

    Wtf? Is everything about skin color to you?

  • http://htt//justjared.com b

    3 [~Famous~] : 08/21/2007 at 7:53 pm
    ==========================================
    You need to stop insult back people.

  • Aeon fan-lurker

    3 [~Famous~] : 08/21/2007 at 7:53 pm

    bite me you racist fuck..loser

  • [~Famous~]

    racist? hahahaha

  • nika

    oh god, famous is under fire lol

  • wow

    ignorance…..STILL?!

  • Natalie

    He’s cute.

  • [~Famous~]

    you call that fire? lmaooo blah

  • lihara

    hes such a cutie…if i wasnt 21

  • http://justjared.buzz Alessandra J

    i like his jacket.

  • magnus

    famous is black. fyi

  • J.R.

    famous is black. I DIG THAT!!! because the beautiful people are brown. nuff said. chris brown is a talented and attractive person, for sure.

  • http://madisonmusic.net madisonmusic.net

    Hot!

    madisonstyle.blogspot.com – Where fashion and music talk meet!

  • Kelly

    I love when the same person leaves 3 posts in a row trying to act like different people. You aren’t that smart, get a life.

  • black

    What an idiot…….yeah boy, you´re tattoos are sooo cool……….

    What an idiot.

  • molly

    How do you get tatoos if you’re under 18? It’s illegal here. Do that have places that don’t care – I guess.

  • http://yahoo.com cutie pie

    hes 18 already, leave the handsome young talented guy alone, all you racist this site is about chris brown not famous fug damn. just keep your white girls at home.

  • http://www.veece.com Fresh Raggedy Anne

    [~Famous~] : 08/21/2007 at 7:53 pm
    oh boy, another nigg** who’s gonna get hated on. smh

    JERK OFF!!!!
    Fuckin Cracker!

  • tye lhemun

    like i give a hoot on this bad influence nigz

  • http://YAHOO.COM cutie pie

    good dont give a hoot keep with your no talented ass honkeys like that ignorant stupid ugly bighead britney and that worthless paris. its enough blacks to like chris brown, just make sure you keep your white woman with you and away from the black men cause those whores have done went buckwild over black men, what the ef happen to all that racism , i guess it goes out the window when you sleep with them.

  • http://yahoo.com cutie pie

    SOMEONE AKS WHY IS EVERYTHING ABOUT SKIN COLOR. ANSWER IS BECAUSE WHITE PEOPLE ARE JEALOUS OF BLACKS THATS WHY THEY TRY TO KEEP BLACKS DOWN. ANY BODY THAT HATES ON A PERSON THAT MUCH OR SPENDS THAT MUCH TIME FILLED WITH HATE IS NOTHING BUT JEALOUS.

  • Ana

    its not illegal to get tattoos when you are younger than 18 but you do need parental consent…which makes me think that whoever gave the tattoo to him was a complete idiot b/c he could have just forged the signature himself…lol

    stop hatin ppl the boy can ACTUALLY sing and dance…he’s not just one of those singers out there w/ a pretty face. I give him mad props!

  • Zee

    So because Famous is black, that gives him the right to use that word? I dont think so . . . Thats basically saying, since I’m black I have the right to downgrade my race but other people cant. Ignorant

  • http://myspace.com/daht_mixed_chick_1992 Klarissa

    I love Chris Brown! he is so sexy =] I can’t believe he gotta tatoo at 13.. i wish my mom and dad would let me get one lol

  • VanessaGarcia19

    yeah yeah dude your soo deep
    plus i dont like chris brown hes too concieded
    and hes not hot ,zac efron HE SOOO HAWT

  • http://yahoo.com caty

    i love chris brown he is the boy of my drreams. i will do anything for him because i love you chris brown

  • http://yahoo.com caty

    i love chris brown he is the boy of my drreams. i will do anything for him because i love you chris brown

  • MS.CHRISBROWNWIFEY

    I LOVE CHRIS BROWN I THINK HE IS ONE OF THE MOST SEXIEST LIGHT-SKIN BOYS OUT HERE IN THE WORLD.HE HAS A WONDERFUL VOICE, AMAZING DANCE MOVES, GREAT ACTING SKILLS, AND SOME SEXY ASS TATTOOS. I WISH ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE GET OFF MY HUSBAND’S DICK AND STOP RIDING IT. ALL YOU FANS AND LOVERS KEEP HOLDING CHRIS BROWN DOWN TO THE FULLEST. IF YOUR A TRUE FAN YOU SHOULD HAVE HIS NEW CD EXCLUSIVE IF NOT GO AND GET THAT IT’S OFF THE CHAIN.

  • DESTINY

    I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE CHRIS BROWN I LOVE CHRIS BROWN I LOVE CHRIS BROWN I LOVE CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN

  • http://yahoo.com demi matinez

    wow chris that is so cool. i really like all your tattos my favorite one are the ningas “Darkness to Light” that is awsome. i can’t believe u didn’t obey your mom when she told u not to get a tatto but, a least u got something that was postive!!
    I LOVE YOUR MUSIC ! God Bless

  • http://yahoo jazzy_boo

    cb tattoos are tight as hell.and he look good But yae Hallla.~

  • http://yahoo jazzy_boo

    cb tattoos are tight as hell.and he look good But yea Hallla.~

  • Jayg20

    All yall racist hoes is so ignorant, arrogant and bold. DUMB ass stupid ppl got too much time on yall hands re-up and get a fucking LIFE, do something productive like for example pick up a fucking book. We in war and ppl like yall sit here and choose the topic of a BLACK person as a everyday topic to conversate about. It’s to much shit goin on in the world and all one can think about is HOW THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS THIS WAY OR THAT WAY. PLEASE REMEMBER we ain’t in that time no more if anything we got control over yall. DRESSING LIKE US, WALKING LIKE US AND TALKING LIKE US obviously yall wanna be like us. Just because we may do things a certain way don’t mean we ain’t human like the rest of u stupid dumb ass ppl, we takin in the same air just like everybody else is so why yall trippin us? there ain’t no such thing as color, ppl is just a flaunt to society. if u gone talk make shit clear, have a reason why u dislike us and don’t judge just by physical impressions on what u see in our community or in the movies. elevate ya position.

  • jalisa

    i love u chris brown alot i think that he is a talented person i think we are jus a like cause he sings and i sing he dances and i dance to and my dream is to dance with chris brown and met him and i would do anyhing to met chris brown cause i love him to death and there is noting that will come between that and and i jus pray to god that my dream will come true………..love you chris and fill already that i know you but one day i wil get to now you …….i love you

  • http://myspace.com/spngbbchck043 Merci

    Well I loved every bit of what he said. I respect that he even had good reasons to get all the tattoos that he did seeing as some people just get any old tattoo just to say they have one. I love his tattoos, I love his music, I love his voice, and he’s just frkkn downright sexy. He is amazing and I cant wait for the day I get to see him in person.

  • http://www.blnk.com/mystery_chick Chris_iz_my_baby

    Now i gottadefen my baby even though he’s older thn me.
    now yall iz ebtitled to yall feelings and opions and whateva but yall ain’t gotta hate.he made he wasthe 1 that got a record not u. AND he fine?
    hater plz.
    like my baby said
    “every body haten y they allways haten”
    LEAVE MY BABAY ALONE

  • http://www.blnk.com/mystery_chick Chris_iz_my_baby

    Now i gotta defend my baby even though he’s older thn me.
    now yall iz entitled to yall feelings and opions and whateva but yall ain’t gotta hate.he made he wasthe 1 that got a record not u. AND he fine?
    hater plz.
    like my baby said
    “every body haten y they allways haten”
    LEAVE MY BABAY ALONE

  • http://MYSPACE REEREE

    OMg y0U FREAKiN HATERRz STOP HATiN ON HiM……iT AiNT y0U….SO d0NT TRiP b0UT HiS TATTz y00 FREAKiN L0zERz!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com mz.cmb

    whoeva dese ppl iz dats hatin on him yall need 2 stop cuz he he da best at wat he do n yall just mad becuz yall not him. nnnnnnn 4 all da 1s out there clamin him he mines so get it ritttteeeeee!

  • Kryme

    Fyi: I’m a tattoo artist, and to answer all the questions of how someone under 18 can get a tattoo, the answer is that in most states, anyone under the age of 18 who has parental consent (not in written form, but with the parent actually with them) may get a tattoo. Even though this should be fail safe, it’s not, because some tattoo shops are grimey and will tattoo anyone.. but those are the shops who want money, and are not worried about their customers or their art.

    In response to the negative comments made about white people, and the racism topic…. Why even go there? This site is about an artist, are you really that unintelligent and unintellectual that you must spend time bashing another race. We’re not jealous of black people, and our objective is not to steal your men. You can’t help who you love, and if you’re so concerned with the education of white people on what is “correct” in “your world”.. why don’t you spend a little more time educating yourselves. (this is mainly directed towards the person who attacked white people for “stealing their men” and couldn’t even spell the word ask right… yes dear, it’s ask… not AKS?)

    Other than that…. i give props to chris for taking on the premise of personal expression.. the more power to him!

  • http://? danielle who adores chris brow

    YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID HES SEXY ASS HELL HE IS A GOOD DANCER HE CAN SING BETTER THAN ANYONE I LOVE HIS TATTOS AND IM HAPPY HE EXPLAIND THEM I WISH IT WAS LONGER SO THERE.

  • Kelsey

    ok, so im most deff not racist and i think chris brown is hot. and i deff dont have a problem with black people. most of my friends are black and i love them to death. so racist people are really lame.

    oh yea and chris’ tattoos are hot.

    also on another website, some chick tried to say he had the name “Joyce” tattooed on his wrist but i think that is only for the video “With you”, but im not sure.