Earlier this week, Cardi B revealed on Instagram that she was in the process of getting a back tattoo. At the time, the 27-year-old rapper only had two sessions left before her body art was finished. On Friday, May 22, Cardi B unveiled her final product to her 65.5 million followers.
Cardi B, a former reality star on “Love and Hip Hop New York,” posted a video on Instagram that showed her back and some of her thigh fully covered in roses, other colorful flowers, and monarch butterflies. California tattoo artist Jamie Schene tackled the project and explained in an Instagram post that Cardi B’s work of art took more than 60 hours to complete.
The “Bodak Yellow” lyricist expressed her appreciation to Schene in her caption. She wrote: “Okay guys!Soooo here it is!It took me several months but I’m finally finished.This is my back tattoo!It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh.Thank you @jamie_schene.”
Cardi B’s video received over 5 million views and some 26,000 comments, with people gushing over her vibrant ink.
“😻So vibrant and pretty!”
“Your body is a work of art.”
“Those colors crazy 🔥.”
“The details 😍😍😍 DOPE 🔥.”
“Look at those colors 🔥😍just beautiful.”
“That is fresh AF….🔥🔥🔥💗💗💗.”
“Wow that is so beautiful and so exquisitely detailed!!! 😍😍😍😍💕💕.”
“Color & the details 🔥🔥.”
The Bronx native is no newbie to going under the needle. Cardi B has a ton of tattoos, some of which include a massive colorful peacock on her thigh, her sister’s name Hennessy on her inner arm, and her husband’s name Offset on the back of one thigh. It’s unknown when Cardi B originally started her back tattoo, but some fans suspected that she was abiding by the recent stay-at-home mandates and finished her ink at home instead of the parlor.
The “Money” hitmaker currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and their 1-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. However, they have been spending their shelter-in-place lives in California. Tattoo parlors are temporarily closed in California under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.