A teenage student from Russia has been motivated by American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to cover his face with alike tattoos.

Vladimir Roslyakov fan of Tekashi 6ix9ine
Vladimir Roslyakov

The 17-year-old loyal fan, called Vladimir Roslyakov, had his mum pay for the facial ink so he can look like his favourite celebrity.

He further disclosed that he discovered 6ix9ine a year ago and first fell in love with his art and later his music.

Although he was first inspired by the artist’s tattoos, the teenager has since come to also like his music. In his words:

At first, I was shocked how you could get such tattoos on your body but then liked it and got one of those too.

When asked about how his mum feels paying for the tattoo and how his family felt about it, he says:

She pays for them because she knows that I’ll do it anyway so it’s better for me that I have them done in a tattoo salon rather than God knows where. They now don’t react to them (tattoos) but they are at least happy when a new one is not on my face.

The teenager has also promised to launch his own rap career this year while getting more tattoos.

Tekashi 6ix9ine is an American rapper. And he his music is known as an aggressive style of rapping, while his controversial public persona is characterized by his distinctive rainbow-colored hair, extensive tattoos, public beefs with fellow celebrities, and legal issues.

He has been serving a two-year jail term in the United States after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy, drug offenses, racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearm offenses.

Although he recently got out of prison, he is, however, serving the remaining 4 months under house arrest due to the novel Covid-19 outbreak.


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