Drake honored yet another famous figure with some fresh ink.
The rapper — who boasts a collection of tattoos featuring the faces of people who inspire him — recently got one of Denzel Washington in his classic 1990 film “Mo’ Better Blues.”
Drake added a Denzel Washington tattoo to his growing collection of ink.
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The artist who administered the tattoo, Inal Bersekov, posted a photo of the new Washington ink to Instagram over the weekend, though the close-up shot did not show where it appears on Drake’s body.
“Mo’ Better Blues’ first session on my brother @champagnepapi,” the Toronto-based tattoo artist captioned the image. “Thanks as usual for your trust. “Clarke: ‘Cause mo better makes it mo better.”
In that movie, which was directed by Spike Lee, Washington plays the fictional trumpeter Bleek Gillam, whose music career is endangered by a series of bad decisions.
That wasn’t the only new tattoo that Drake received from Bersekov in recent days. The “Hotline Bling” artist also paid homage to his late OVO Sound partner Anthony “Fif” Soares, who was killed last week in a Toronto shooting. That tattoo appears on Drake’s right arm.
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Drake shared a touching tribute to Soares — who he mentions in his song “No Long Talk” — on Instagram last week after his death.
“RIP to one of our family members…our brother… I still can’t even believe this morning was real. It was a honor to have shared years together and I will always keep your memory alive Forever Fif,” Drake wrote.
The latest tattoos join a long list of faces that Drake has inked onto his body over the years. Others include his parents, the late singer Aliyah, his grandmother, his late uncle and — as of July — his frequent music collaborator and mentor, Lil Wayne.
Wayne gave Drake his big break in hip hop in 2009 when he signed him to his Young Money record label.