Tattoo is a form of body beautification through the use of needle to design creative artwork on the skin. Tattoo is fast becoming prevalent in our generation especially among the youths, nonetheless it is yet to be accepted into our cultural values due to African moralism.
Tattoos are beautiful and it is worth admiration especially when it is wonderfully fabricated by the artist. We are about to see the ten Nigerian musicians with some of the most immaculate illustrations layered on their skin, tattoo entails perfectionism not mediocrity, here is the list for ten Nigerian musicians with the wonderful inking:
Charlie Boy: The outrageous godfather of the Nigerian entertainment industry has a body amassed in tattoos and piercings. He deserves to be the first our list today, the man is wildly engrossed with punk culture and the face of controversy.
Davido: The ‘nwa baby’ singer arrived into the Nigeria scene with a sleeve of tattoos. He has tattoos on his neck, arms, across his chest on his back.
Wizkid: The baby-faced Afro pop superstar is known for the inks on his forearms, he has extended the artwork to his bicep and underarm. He has the iconic image of Fela inscribed on his right hand and the face of a lion designed on the left.
Reekado banks: Real name Ayoleyi Solomon better known as Reekado Banks came into prominence in 2013 with Mavin records. The young singer has a left handful of tattoos and it is unique in its own way.
Sean Tizzle: Tizzle’s chest tattoos were designed symmetrically with patience, professionalism and obvious use of art technicality. The wings on his chest were designed during his music tour in America.
Burna Boy: The bad man of the music industry is renowned for his multiple trendy cool tattoos since his arrival into the music world in 2012.
Iyanya: The winner of the inaugural West African Project Fame is well known for his athletic stature and appealing attribute. The singer has several tattoos on his back as well as his chest, neck and his arm. He is an epitome of a bad boy.
Oritse Femi: Oritse Femi came into the mainstream attention with his hit single “double wahala” in 2013 which was a remix of Fela Kuti’s original song. The Afrobeat singer has the word ‘International’ ascribed across his chest and he has several other inks on his body.
Peter Okoye: One half of the now defunct hip hop twin duo Psquare, Peter or Mr P has tattoos on his arm and chest.
Tecno: Formerly known as Alhaji Tecno, the fresh skinned Nigerian singer fancies the western culture with his lifestyle, complexion and choice of musical style. He has the Chinese language written his forearm and the singer is indeed engrossed in Westernization.
In recent times, its rare to see a celebrity without at least one tattoo on his or her body. The tattoo culture is rapidly becoming a mainstay our lifestyle and would be fully embraced in a couple of years.