Big time rapper Cardi B might have carved her career from a different path, but there’s no doubt she’s done a lot of things right to get where she is today. The Dominican-Trinidadian rapper managed to transform her career multiple times within the span of just a few years. Having started as a stripper she turned her life around as a reality tv star and then came up on the up as a multi-platinum rapper. Now, the stripper-turned-reality-star-turned-rapper is turning a new leaf and becoming an actress ( if you didn’t already know her film debut will be alongside J.Lo in the film “Hustlers.) So like we said, she’s done a lot of things right and made some clearly lucrative decisions.
However, we’ve gotta say Cardi’s latest choice is giving us some pause.
It looks like Cardi has a new tattoo and the content and location of her newest ink has people talking.
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On July 22nd, Cardi’s hubby, Offset, shared a Face-Time snapshot of a call between him and his wife on Instagram. In it, we can see Cardi contoured to show off her newest tattoo. In elaborate script on the back of her thigh, the tattoo reads “Offset.” This tat matches Offset’s own “Cardi B” tattoo that he sports on the back of his neck.
While getting a tattoo isn’t a big deal, the fact that she’s decided to ink her husband’s name on her has us a tad concerned. It’s no secret that Offset and Cardi have been on-again, off-again in the past. As recently as five months ago, the Grammy-winning rapper addressed rumors that Offset was once again stepping out. The pair has appeared publicly many times since their reconciliation and have appeared to be totally in love but, as we know, passions can burn out quickly.
Many see tattooing a lover’s name on oneself as a set up for the relationship to soon end.
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It’s tattoo superstition that once you get your love’s name inked on you, the relationship is about to be over. Unlike most superstitions, however; this one has a little bit of truth to back it up.
Take for example the singer and actress Adrienne Bailon.
She famously dated a certain Kardashian brother back in 2007. During their time together, the Latina inked the famous last name on her butt before the relationship ended because of infidelity.
“I made a very bad decision!” Bailon shared. The Latina eventually got the tattoo removed in 2013 in a very painful procedure “You can smell your flesh burning,” she graphically explained.
Bailon is far from alone in her former tattoo regrets.
Actress Eva Longoria also knows the pain of regrettable tattoos.
Back when she was married to NBA star, Tony Parker, the star got a set of three tattoos honoring their marriage. The first was Parker’s jersey number, the second was the date of their wedding and the third was Parker’s initials. When the marriage ended in 2010, Longoria also endured the painful procedure of getting all three tattoos removed.
Christina Aguilera also made the mistake of getting a tattoo in honor of now ex-husband, Jordan Bratman.
The Latina diva got her then-husband’s initials tattooed onto her elbow in the Hebrew alphabet. Whether it was a sign or just a mishap, the tattoo DOESN’T actually say “JB.” It was actually mistranslated and says the number “12” instead. This could have been a lot more embarrassing had the couple stayed together but we’re sure that Aguilera still has to regret the tattoo a little bit.
It isn’t just people who get their loved one’s names tattooed on themselves who regret it.
A spur of the moment decision resulted in Demi Lovato getting her friend’s lips tattooed on her forearm.
The singer soon grew annoyed with the piece, however; and re-dubbed it the “vagina tattoo.” In 2012, the Latina had it covered up with new art in the form of a white rose. Lovato likes the new tat better but still definitely regrets that first one.
Jessica Alba also recently admitted that she had a couple of tattoos that she wishes she never committed to ink.
“I do have a few tattoos, and I regret one of them…maybe two. I got it when I was like 17 and I’m so irritated that I got it. I got it lasered many times and it’s not coming out.”
She’s referring to a back and back-of-neck tattoo that she got as a young woman. The neck tattoo is a sprig of flowers and the back ink is a pair of angel wings. The neck tat has been lasered a few times but some tattoos take longer than others to remove.
The point we’re trying to make is that sometimes you love something and think it makes sense to immortalize it on your skin. Yet, the truth is that a tattoo isn’t all that permanent anymore so maybe you should find a less painful way to commit to your love. Either way, a good tattoo is one that you don’t end up regretting later.
Tattoos are so symbolic, that it’s not hard to figure out what is really important to the people who have them. For Latinos, it’s a perfect way to show our connection to our roots, our love for our culture and the pride of being who we are and of the people that came before us.
Obviously, there is an enormous well of inspiration in our folklore and ancestral art.
But what happens when you have a tattoo fail?
Let’s hope this is still a work in progress…
Loteria card tattoos are popping up everywhere and they can be great but you got to do it right. Hopefully, this is just the first session and it’s on its way to looking gorgeous.
El Señor Nippleriño
Come on…there has to be a better way to pay homage to the humble yet iconic sombrereo?!
This samurai may just cut off that nipple…
Come on people! Nipple placement! How are people not paying attention to this very important detail?
No hair? No problem!
We’ll just throw on some copyrighted Louis Vuitton monogram and ya – problem solved!
And a trend that seems to be growing: face tattoos.
Just what is even happening here? Who is he? Why on your face? What is the whole truth?!
We weren’t totally sure to include this Brazilian artist’s work on the list…
Because “ugly tattoos” are kinda her jam. She prides herself on providing tatuagens peba, which translates to ugly tattoos. And although she can’t draw, people are all about her original ideas and less than perfect drawing skills.
Not only has the tattoo artist gone viral for it, but she’s also managed to build a successful business with dozens of 5-star reviews from happy customers, as well as over 12 thousand Instagram followers.
OK, I didn’t know Timon and Pumbaa could be cute and ugly at the same time.
Like yea…it looks like a 4-year-old drew it but hey apparently there are thousands of people into it.
Also, aren’t stars like one of the earliest things we all learn to draw?
Stars are simple! Why does it look like this? But you keep doing you girl.
With this tattoo the idea is cute but it just didn’t really work out…
Like seriously, love the idea. But that concha looks kinda off, the font – mmm no.
Memorializing the iconic pollo on a stick.
This pollo on a lollipop falls into that same category: good on paper but just didn’t quite turn out the way we hoped.
And I know, who doesn’t love a taco tattoo?
Well…me. At least no this one.
This little taco is almost too cute to include on this list but it just wasn’t giving us that polished tattoo look we need in a good tattoo.
We’re not sure that their tattoo artist achieved the desired effect…
But ya calalte…nobody tell them the truth.
Apparently, we Latinos really have a thing for putting designer brands all over our bodies – permanently.
At least the tattoo artist actually put the right initials…