Rick Ross, 38 years old, proved himself to be the ultimate Miami Heat fan when he got his favorite NBA team’s logo tattooed on his right temple near his eye. On January 4, Ross, the former prison guard-turned-rap mogul, was inked in Philadelphia by Ian Griffith, reports MTV.com.
Griffith, owner of Unroyal Ink, showed off photos of Rick Ross’ tattoos on his shop’s Instagram. In addition to the logo, Ross also has a small interlocking DC, which is the logo for his friend Meek Mill’s record company, Dreamchasers. Mill was tatted as well – he got the MMG logo on his hand.
Griffith told MTV News it was his first time working with Ross, and he met him through Meek.
“I’ve been tattooing for eight years and I’ve never tattooed someone who can sit and get tattooed as long as Ross. He’s really the boss when it comes to these tattoos.”
The face is typically a painful place to be tattooed, but Ross appeared to be calm and smoking a “blunt” in one of the photographs posted.
Raised in Carol City, Florida, just outside of Miami, Rick Ross has been a longtime fan of the Heat. He’s often seen attending games court side.
In a radio interview back in November, Ross said he bet $100,000 the Heat would finish this season with a better record than the Cleveland Cavaliers though LeBron James has returned to his former team. Currently the Heat is 15-20 with the Cavs 19-16.
“We most definitely finishing better than the Cavaliers. I’ll put a 100 grand on that,” Rick said.
Rick Ross now has at least eight tattoos on his face, including three crosses underneath the freshly inked logo. The words “Rich Forever” are tatted on his chin, reports Us Weekly. The Maybach logo adorns the other side of his face.
Fans seemed to react positively to Ross’s new tattoos.
Recently, before news broke of Ross’s permanent sign of love for his favorite NBA team, he appeared on Good Morning America to discuss how he’s lost nearly 90 pounds after two seizures in 2011 motivated him to take charge of his health.
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