Cardi B just got a tattoo makeover. Last month, the 27-year-old rapper posted a video on Instagram that showed her back and some of her thigh fully covered in roses, other colorful flowers, and monarch butterflies. At the time, California tattoo artist Jamie Schene had just tackled the project and explained in an Instagram post that her artwork took more than 60 hours to complete. Now the “Bodak Yellow” lyricist is showing fans how she freshened up an old tattoo from nearly a decade ago.
“So after ten years I gave my peacock tattoo a makeover,” she wrote. “This whole week I been takin hours of pain getting tatted 😩😂.Thank you @jamie_schene.” The former reality star of “Love and Hip Hop New York” shared before-and-after pictures of her updated ink. Her tattoo, which is a peacock, passes down her right hip, buttlocks, and thighs. The updated body work contains brighter colors, floral patterns, and butterflies.
Cardi B documented her updated tattoo in a thread of Instagram Story posts on Sunday, June 14. In the first clip, the Bronx native showed Jamie tattooing her leg. She captioned the video: “Currently.” In the next slide, she wrote over a red background: “I be taking pain like a motherf-cker.”
In the third video, Cardi B was speaking while Jamie was taking a break from tattooing her midsection. “Did you guys know that this part of the body, like, stomach-hip part, it hurts the most? Like, it literally takes your breath away,” she said. She playfully added, “I’m just doing this video so I can procrastinate.” Toward the end of the footage, viewers can see and hear the tattoo artist laughing. “Lord Jesus Christ,” Cardi B said before Jamie resumed inking her body.
Cardi B currently resides in Atlanta with her husband Offset and their nearly 2-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. But the family has spending their shelter-in-place days in California. It’s unknown where Cardi B was originally getting tatted, since Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced on Friday, June 12, that the tattoo parlors in California could reopen this week based on local conditions and with the approval of county governments.