Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the Russian student who has tattooed his face in honour of controversial American rapper 6ix9ine – and his mum paid for it.
Vladimir Roslyakov, 17, has hit the headlines in Russia after tattooing his face in the style of 6ix9ine, 23, who is currently serving a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to pleaded guilty to counts of conspiracy, racketeering, firearms offences, drug offences, and drug trafficking.
The teenager from the city of Ekaterinburg in the south-western Russian region of Sverdlovsk Oblast had his first tattoo two years ago, a rose on his right hand dedicated to his grandmother.
He told Newsflash he then discovered 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, around one year ago, saying: “At first, I was shocked how you could get such tattoos on your body but then liked it and got one of those too.”
He said at first he only liked the rapper’s appearance but soon became a fan of his music.
The teenager’s tattoos are all paid for by his mother, and he says: “She pays for them because knows that I’ll do it anyway so it’s better for me that I have them done in a tattoo salon rather than God knows where”
He says his relatives are against the body art, telling Newsflash: “They now don’t react to them (tattoos) but they are at least happy when a new one is not on my face.”
Roslyakov told Newsflash that he plans to continue covering his body and face with tattoos, besides his legs, saying: “I do not like the way they look on legs. It’s not others but myself, I have to like my own tattoos, that’s why I don’t want them there.”
The youngster says he has already made a music track and plans to release a rap album in summer.
He told Newsflash: “My studies were so-so in the ninth grade. Before then I was an excellent student but I’m getting bored often so I don’t have the willingness to study more. I’ll finish it though.”
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