Shia LaBeouf is great at capturing the public eye. The paparazzi favorite was caught walking around West Hollywood clad in bright green socks, cut off shorts, and a sexy backwards ball cap we ladies go weak in the knees for. The hobo-chic outfit was not complete, however, with that monstrous scruff adorning his cheekbones or the ever-growing pony tail hiding beneath his hat. It was ink that completed LaBeouf's look... among the never previously seen tattoos is one that appears to be a tribute to the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Why the apparent tribute to the '90s rap star, Shia? Perhaps it is his go at channeling the rapper inside of him. The hard to make out illustration of Tupac is tattooed just above LaBeouf's left kneecap.
This is no portrait tattoo; there is no color or shading or realism. The giveaways that led the world to recognize LaBeouf's new ink as Tupac are the tattoos within the tattoo–more specifically, their placement. Let's review the graphic below.
1. Tattoo reads: 2PAC
2. AK-47 reads: 50 N******
3. Abdominal tattoo reads: Thug Life
4. Bicep tattoo of skull and crossbones
5. Tattoo of Egyptian queen Nefertiti
See, the powers of deduction lead us to believe that this sketchy image is that of the beloved west coast rapper. This is far from Mr. LaBeouf's first tattoo. As we have previously mentioned, the Tupac ink is accompanied by other indiscernible tattoos on the 29-year-old's thigh. LaBeouf's other thigh is similarly inked and he also sports ink on his shoulder and ribcage. We're always on the look out for LaBeouf's next move; if it involves a tattoo machine, we hope it produces bigger and better work.