It was earlier this month when Amber Rose shocked everybody by showing off her newest tattoo on her forehead that read “Bash Slash”, which was in honor of her two sons, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz and Slash Electric Alexander Edwards.
She actually has a reason for doing that. She appeared on One on One with Keyshia Cole earlier this week and revealed that she was inspired to get the tattoo after Kobe Bryant’s death on Jan. 26.
“I don’t want this to sound corny or anything but kinda after Kobe (Bryant) died, it made me reflect on my life,” Rose told Cole. “I don’t want people to be like, ‘Oh Kobe died and you went and got a tattoo,’ but it was kinda like that.”
Along with Kobe was his his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others who died in a helicopter crash in California.
Rose said she was also inspired to get inked by her father’s battle with cancer.
“He went through remission and he’s good now but he almost died,” she shared. “I’ve been wanting this tattoo for a long time and I was like, ‘You know what, life is so short just do it. Just live your best life.'”
“This is how I felt and I’m happy I did it,” she added.
Rose responded to the many critics who had something to say after showing off her tattoo.
“For the people that are telling me I’m too pretty for a face tat are the same people that would tell me that I’m ‘too pretty’ even if they thought I was ugly and lie to me [laughing out loud] Or they would just tell me I’m ugly,” she wrote. “so either way The moral of the story is do whatever the f— you want in life.”