The tattoo artist that did Chris Brown's neck tattoo has spoken out about accusations the tatt looked like a battered Rihanna. According to E! News, the veteran tattoo artist Peter Koskela said, "I hate when people misinterpret what I do. It was really a blow to me to think that people would think so little of a person that I would actually put a picture of a beaten woman on his neck. That was crazy to me, that he would come to me and say, 'Hey, I want Rihanna's face on me.' I would never promote any kind of domestic violence like that. Even if he asked me to do it, I would have bounced right there. I don't do racist tattoos, I don't do gang-related tattoos and I don't do anything hurtful. That is just the motto I live by. The other tattoo artists might, but I just don't."
Koskela said about Chris, "The dude is serious about his art. When something inspires him, he wants it somewhere on his body, but he never said why he wanted to get that particular piece. When I did see the picture [of Brown in Vegas] and his head was cocked to the side, it did look like it was rough around the edges. People thought it was a beat-up face, but it takes two weeks to heal because the neck is constantly moving."
- Koskela added that he always sees Chris with his girlfriend Karrueche and Rihanna "never comes up at all."
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