Chris Brown’s Latest Neck Tattoo: A Lion

We’re pretty sure that Chris Brown might be running out of room on his body to add more tattoos, but in the meantime his latest is a giant lion that, according to him, is a “Symbol of Christ and Freedom!”

Something about a tattoo across the Adam’s Apple seems extra painful, but at least this one won’t be controversial like his last. In September he sported a new tattoo of a female’s face that caught attention in the worst way.

The public immediately pointed toward the image’s similarities to his ex-girlfriend Rihanna and Brown eventually issued a statement via his rep, and then took to Twitter to write this message, “I’m an artist and this is art. Dia de los Muertos.”

The ink on Brown’s neck is of a woman’s face with strange markings on it but Brown’s rep responded to the allegations that the image is of his pop star ex, Rihanna. “His tattoo is a sugar skull [associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead] and a MAC cosmetics design he saw,” the rep said. “It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”