Drake is still not over the the tattoo his dad Dennis Graham got of the rapper’s face five years ago. His musician father, 67, wasn’t upset with the playful jab, explaining that he tried to fix the artwork: ‘Hahaha I had 16 people to try and straighten this out, they’re hurting me.’ He then added a couple of tender words for his son, writing, ‘I love you and miss you.’
The hip hop mogul, 35, took to Instagram on Monday to poke fun of the old ink, posting the tattoo and tagging his dad with the caption: ‘I was just sitting here thinking why you do me like this we family,’ with three laughing out crying emojis.
The ink, which resides on the upper part of Graham’s shoulder, depicts a younger Drake without his beard and with a short haircut. Graham senior first revealed the tattoo of his son’s face – done by artist Money Mike in 2017.
A love for tattoos seems to run in the family, as the Canadian star has his own extensive collection of body art, including his dad’s mugshot, which he got inked in 2014.
‘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 artist wrote on his website after.
The God’s Plan hitmaker apparently has a total of 35 tattoos, including portraits of legendary singer Sade on his chest, a tattoo of singer Aaliyah on his back, and a tribute to the late Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh, who died in 2021.
He also has family ink that includes a portrait of his mom Sandi Graham, one of his son Adonis, four, as well as his late uncle and grandma. Got him back! Drake himself previously had his dad’s mugshot inked onto his body
The highly anticipated Young Money Reunion marked the first time in seven years Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj shared the stage. The trio performed a number of their smash hits, including Moment 4 Life, The Motto, Up All Night, HYFR and EveryGirl in the World.
Additionally he has a tattoo of his mentor Lil Wayne, 39, on his arm. The two recently reunited at OVO Fest on Saturday, August 6. The were joined by Nicki Minaj – who was also part of their Young Money trio back in the early 2000s.
The high-profile appearance came after Drake earlier this month revealed he contracted COVID-19 for the second time.The rapper announced he had to reschedule the highly anticipated Young Money Reunion show, after he tested positive for the virus.
He told fans he was ‘truly devastated’ in his lengthy statement, which he shared to his Instagram stories. Drake’s COVID-19 diagnosis marks the second time he has contracted the virus; he had COVID-19 for the first time in summer 2021.