Chris Brown: Tattoo Not Rihanna

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 01:  Singer Chris Brown arrives at the Kandy Vegas Labor Day weekend party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff R. Bottari/Getty Images)

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    It’s almost the definition of poor taste. Chris Brown shocked gossip bloggers Tuesday when he unveiled a new neck tattoo that bears an eerie resemblance to his former—and possibly rekindled—flame, Rihanna. As if that wasn’t enough to make jaws drop, half of the face on the tattoo is bruised and scarred—a disturbing reminder of the night he physically assaulted Rihanna in 2009, causing her to be hospitalized. Brown’s camp, however, says the tattoo is not of the “Umbrella” singer, but of a sugar skull associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead mixed with a MAC cosmetics design. “It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”

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