A couple of days ago we shared the news that Lil Wayne got some new face tattoos. One above his left eyebrow, which is in Arabic, and another on his chin of the all-seeing eye pyramid, that sits on the back of the dollar bill.
However, it didn’t take long for people on the Internet to not only give the artwork negative feedback, but to also tell the rapper the Arabic saying doesn’t make any sense.
The eyebrow tat is supposed to say “Mama’s Boy,” but according to folks who speak the language, the Arabic scrawling doesn’t mean anything.
“Lil Wayne decided to get ‘Mumma’s Boy’ in Arabic over his left eyebrow. Should I be the person to tell him that his tattoo artist messed up?’ wrote one commenter (spotted by Al Arabiya News). Another follower chimed in and tweeted, “Never use Google Translate to generate the text of your tattoo.” A third person, who claims to be fluent in Arabic, says he has no idea what the tattoo says.
It’ll be interesting to see if Lil Tunechi fixes the blunder or ignore the negative chatter altogether.
Either way, tattoo artist Spider, who did the otherwise creative pieces on Weezy’s face, said he was honored to work on the rapper.
“Couple of pieces I did on my man Lil Wayne,” he wrote via social media. “Very hospitable and professional client. Thanks Wayne.”
What do you think of Lil Wayne’s new tattoos? Thumbs up or down? Tell us in the comments below.
Also, check out some of the negative reaction over Weezy’s tattoos below.
RT amerzahwa: advice : Never Use Google Translate to Generate the Text of Your Tattoo #LilWayne ??? ??? ??????
— HIPSTER TATTOO (@iHipsterTattoo) December 23, 2014
Lil Wayne decided to get "Mumma's Boy" in Arabic over his left eyebrow. Should I be the person to tell him that his tattoo artist messed up?
— Tom Czajka (@TomCzajka) December 22, 2014
I'm fluent in Arabic and still don't understand Lil Wayne's new tattoo. pic.twitter.com/lX5ZJAyhdR
— Nadia (@nadiadaniali) December 23, 2014
Lil Wayne is an idiot his new Arabic tattoo doesn't make any sense like his crappy music
— based moe (@MoeThePwner) December 22, 2014