A year after Nipsey Hussle’s death, actress Lauren London got herself a meaningful tattoo on her arm that will always remind her of the rapper’s love.
Lauren London, who rose to fame in the 2006 coming-of-age film “ATL,” paid tribute to her long-time boyfriend Nipsey Hussle, who died in a shooting incident in March 2019.
The permanent ink on the actress's skin was made possible by tattoo artist Steve Weibe, who took to Instagram to share his latest piece made in honor of Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom.
A SPECIAL TATTOO
In the black-and-white picture, Weibe showed off the actress’s latest tattoo, which appeared to be a piece of paper inked on her right forearm.
The tattoo artist noted something interesting about London’s new tattoo. It was a hand-written note from Hussle, who was father to Kross and Emani. The message read:
"2 Lauren you my heart love you more! – Ermias."
London earlier shared a similar picture of herself on Instagram Story, where she sat on a couch while Weibe was in the process of inking her new tattoo.
Before getting Hussle’s love note inked on her skin, London earlier tattooed an image of Hussle's face on her left arm, several weeks after her boyfriend’s death.
Below the late rapper’s image was the text, "God Will Rise," which is the meaning behind his real name, Ermias. The same phrase was also inked on Hussle’s face.
JUSTICE IS SERVED
Hussle reportedly died after being shot near his clothing store in Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Many celebrities mourned the rapper's death.
Later on, police had reported that Eric Holder, 29, was the man responsible for Hussle’s death. He was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Aside from London, NBA star JR Smith and rapper The Game also had Hussle's face tattooed onto their bodies.
THE LOVE OF HER LIFE
During Hussle’s memorial in Staples Center, London was in tears while remembering the rapper, whom she referred to as "the love of my life." Thousands of people gathered to pay their last respects to the rapper.
Aside from London, NBA star JR Smith and rapper The Game also had Hussle's face tattooed onto their bodies. It was their way of honoring their friend’s memory.
In a similar act of honoring a late friend, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef O’ Neal, recently got a leg tattoo in honor of Kobe Bryant's memory.
Shareef, who shares the same interest in basketball with his father, had grown close to the late basketball player, and his death affected him deeply. He also included in his tribute Gianna Bryant’s jersey number.