Chris Brown has unveiled a new tattoo on his neck of what appears to be a woman’s battered and bruised face.
Chris Brown, 23, put the ink on display during an event in Las Vegas earlier this month.
The face structure, arched eyebrows and plump lips certainly bear a resemblance Rihanna, and the design has eerie echoes of the shocking picture that emerged of the We Found Love singer after he brutally assaulted her in 2009.
However, sources close to Chris Brown insist any similarities are purely coincidental, telling TMZ: “It’s a random woman.”
Rihanna and Chris Brown sparked rumors that they were rekindling their romance at the MTV VMAs last week after they were seen kissing and hugging.
Rihanna, who touched down at LAX yesterday after a trip to London, opened up about her complicated feelings for her ex to Oprah Winfrey last month, calling Chris Brown “the love of my life”.
The singer confirmed they still have a “very close friendship” and added she felt sympathy for him in the wake of the infamous violent attack that left her in hospital.
Rihanna explained: “I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help.”
“The main thing for me is that he is at peace,” she continued.
“I’m not at peace if he is unhappy or he is still lonely. I care. It actually matters that he finds peace.”