There’s nothing that speaks of a father’s unending love for his son than… to permanently ink your child’s face into your skin — which is exactly what Drake’s father did over the weekend.
The rapper’s father, Dennis Graham, visited tattoo artist Michael “Money Mike” Bowman of Pomona, California for an ink rendition of Drake’s visage forever imprinted on his body. The artist posted a photo of the piece on his Tumblr page, and wrote, “Had the honor and privilege of tattooing @champagnepapi fathers portrait on the man himself @therealdennisg thank you again Dennis for the hospitality and for letting me do this for ya. CHUUUCH!” The piece covers much of Graham’s upper arm and features Drake with his head turned, looking off into the distance.
As it turns out, while the new piece is certainly an act of love, it’s a reciprocated one. Drake had a picture of his father tattooed first!
According to TMZ, Drake’s pops met Bowman at his birthday party and told him he wanted to get something to match Drake’s 2014 arm tattoo of his father’s mugshot. Drake has several other portrait tattoos, including one of Aaliyah and Lil’ Wayne.
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