A mum has paid for her schoolboy son to tattoo his face in honour of a controversial American rapper.
Vladimir Roslyakov, a 17-year-old from Russia has hit the headlines after tattooing his face in the style of Tekashi 6ix9ine, who is currently serving a two-year prison sentence.
The teenager, from the city of Ekaterinburg, had his first tattoo two years ago, a rose on his right hand dedicated to his grandmother.
He told Newsflash he then discovered Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, around one year ago.
“At first, I was shocked how you could get such tattoos on your body but then liked it and got one of those too,” he said.
He said at first he only liked the rapper’s appearance but soon became a fan of his music.
The teenager’s tattoos are all paid for by his mother, with Vladimir saying: “She pays for them because she knows that I’ll do it anyway so it’s better for me that I have them done in a tattoo salon rather than God knows where.”
He says his relatives are against the body art, but are happy when he gets a new one and it’s not on his face.
Vladimir plans to continue covering his who body and face, apart from his legs, with tattoos.
“I do not like the way they look on legs. It’s not others but myself, I have to like my own tattoos, that’s why I don’t want them there,” he said.
The teenager says he has already made a music track and plans to release a rap album later in the year.
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