Tattoo Odes to Notorious BIG
Biggie portrait tattoo above by Nikko Hurtado
As I Brooklyn girl, I'd be remiss in not posting a few of the multitudinous odes to Christopher George Latore Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls / Biggie / Notorious B.I.G, on the iconic rapper's birthday. [Of course, I'd prefer if more people got portraits of Brooklyn's own Shirley Chisholm -- the first African-American woman elected to Congress AND the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States -- but I have hopes that those tattoos will come.]
Biggie's music had a profound impact beyond Brooklyn, especially evidenced on skin of fans around the world. Here are just a few pics of those tattoo tributes.
Biggie tattoo above on JJDTD by Australia's Mitch13.
Tattoo above by George Muecke of Ontario, Canada.
And Biggie as a zombie by Matt Helmer of Oddity Tattoo in Sarasota Florida.