According to TMZ, the Grammy-winning artist enlisted L.A. area artist Dillon Forte for the new ink. The tattoo is “inspired by sacred geometry and an ancient Berber stone that marks the cardinal points in the sky, which allows travelers to find their way across vast distances.” The work reportedly took three hours to finish, and was done at Forte’s studio- Sri Yantra Tattoo in Cali.
“I’ve listened to @usher since I was about 11 years old so definitely an honor,” wrote Forte on his Instagram, which featured a look at the entertainer’s head and some behind-the-scenes shots.
The Internet seems split on the new ink. While others are defending the artistry and meaning behind the tattoo, others are still pretty perplexed at the location of said art.
“His tattoo looks Great! There is not single thing wrong with it,” wrote one user, while another responded with “Usher must be going through the male equivalent of menopause….cause that tattoo is unjustified.”
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I had the pleasure of tattooing the legend @usher @sriyantratattoo this piece was inspired by transformation, Sacred geometry and an ancient Berber talisman to mark the cardinal points in the sky and allow travelers to find their way across vast distances.✨ I’ve listened to @usher since I was about 11 years old so definitely an honor 🙏
Usher must be going through the male equivalent of menopause….cause that tattoo is unjustified.
— Danny C. (@justdanyele) June 10, 2019
His tattoo looks Great! There is not single thing wrong with it. I personally believe people are just miserable in their own lives so they find a drop of what ever to mock someone else. @Usher LOVE I GOT YOUR BACK!!!
— usher mega fan (@UsherPassion) June 9, 2019