Amber Rose's face tattoo of her sons' names was inspired by Kobe Bryant's untimely death: 'Live your best life'
The model and activist said the NBA legend's untimely death reminded her to "live (her) best life" with no regrets.
Model and activist Amber Rose debuted her face tattoo last week, featuring the names of her two sons - 7-year-old Sebastian and baby boy Slash - on her forehead.
Appearing on 'One On One With Keyshia Cole', Rose revealed the inspiration behind her tattoo. She told the Cole on the show that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's untimely death reminded her to "live (her) best life" with no regrets.
She said, "I gotta be honest. And I don't want this to sounds corny or whatever. After Kobe died... it made me reflect on my life. And I don't want people to be like 'Oh Kobe died and you went and got a tattoo'. But it was kind of like that."
She said her personal experience of almost losing people also colored her perspective and explained, "My dad had cancer when he was like 40 and he went through remission and he's good, but he almost died and I'm 36 and I was like I've been wanting this tattoo for a long time. I was like 'Life is so short, just do it. Just live your best life'. It's just like -- with no regrets. That's just how I felt and I'm happy I did it."
However, her face tattoo received criticism and many observed that her face was "too pretty" for a tattoo. Responding to this, she shared a short note on Instagram and said, "For the people that are telling me I'm too pretty for a face tat are the same people that would tell me I'm "too pretty" even if they thought I was ugly and lie to me lol. Or they would just tell me I'm ugly. So either way the moral of the story is do whatever the f*** you want in life - Muva."
Before this, she had also shared, "Beauty is not what’s on the outside.... it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Inside of my Pussy and inside of my heart," along with a picture of herself with the name of her sons tattoed on her forehead.