Amber Rose Explains How Kobe Bryant Inspired Her Massive Face Tattoo
By Hayden Brooks
February 14, 2020
Earlier this week, Amber Rose sent the blogosphere into high gear when she debuted new ink of her children's names ("Bash Slash" for her sons Sebastian Taylor and Slash Electric Alexander) and, it turns out, the new ink was inspired by Kobe Bryant's death.
During her appearance on Fox Soul's One on One with Keyshia Cole on Wednesday (February 12), the TV personality, 36, revealed the late, great NBA titan's untimely passing influenced her decision. "I don't want this to sound corny or anything but kinda after Kobe died, it made me reflect on my life," she explained. "I don't want people to be like, 'Oh Kobe died and you went and got a tattoo,' but it was kinda like that."
"I thought about my dad and my dad had cancer when he was 40, and he went through remission and he's good now but he almost died," she continued. "And I'm 36... I've been wanting this tattoo for a long time... life is so short, just do it. Just live your best life with no regrets. That's just how I felt, and I'm happy I did it."
Later in the week, Rose took to Instagram to defend the ink against naysayers. "For the people that are telling me I'm too pretty for a face tat are the same people that would tell me that I'm 'too pretty' even if they thought I was ugly and lie to me lol. Or they would just tell me I'm ugly," she hit back in a post. "So either way the moral of the story is do whatever the f**k you want in life."
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