Bryan “Birdman” Williams will be removing his infamous face tattoos, and the 50-year-old rapper shared that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson inspired him, as 50 went through the same procedure, and shared his insight to Birdman.
While speaking with Wendy Williams, the Cash Money co-founder and businessman shared that he's open to keeping his large five-star tat, but that “the rest have to go.”
"I didn't want to take the head [tattoos] off but I do want to take the facials off," he said. "I was talking to my patna 50 Cent about it since he removed his tattoos so I wanted to go to someone who can take the tattoos off my face."
When Tyla Yaweh came in to speak with Inked, he shared that Birdman’s head tattoos were special, because “he wanted to feel the pain his sister went through” when she passed in a car crash.
He also said that Cash Money Records founders, Birdman and Lil Wayne, "were the ones who started the face tattoo wave."
Yaweh added, "Birdman inspired me to get my face tattoos."
In 2010 Jackson got laser tattoo removal “in an effort to make his acting gigs easier.”
Speaking to People, the rapper called it an ongoing process but felt it was for the best.
“It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up," 50 said.
Birdman seems to be aware of the lengthy and painful process of tattoo removal.
"If I have to live with it I will, I just felt like me being older, I would like to get them off. If not, it is what it is." he said.
Birdman opened up to Forbes about his tattoos and how they've played an unwanted role in his business deals.
“I just think at this point in my life, I don’t need that. That stereotypes you,” he said. “It takes away from the business and certain things.”