“Gucci Gucci” rapper Kreayshawn has over 20 tattoos. Many of her tattoos reference cartoons and food – sometimes at the same time, as show by her Mickey Mouse hamburger tattoo. Her left arm is covered in these colorful tattoos. “One arm is all kinda like all youthful tattoos and then maybe when I get older I’ll fill up the other arm with all these other deep meanings,” she says.
The Oakland, CA native, born Natassia Gail Zolot, started getting inked when she was very young. “I got my first tattoo when I was like 15, I got it on my neck and it’s an ice cream cone. After that first one, I got like six other ones in the same year and I never really stopped from there.”
Her tattoos are seemingly random, but commemorate the moment that she had them done. “For me tattoos have kind of formed themselves into like mini therapy sessions,” she says. “Like, you know, you’re having a hard time at a point in your life and you’re like ‘I’m just gonna get a tattoo.’” “My tattoos are stamps. I want to do something that ties them all together, because I get a $120 tattoo at a time. I would be going through a change or something big would happen and I’d get that moment where I’d say, I need a fucking tattoo! Shit is going down, so I need a tattoo! I’m addicted. Last time I counted I had 23 tattoos, so it’s almost like every year of my life has this moment where I get this tattoo. I look at them and can remember how I was feeling at the time. Like, the burger mouse just came from wanting to get a random tattoo. I was at the shop looking at a whole bunch of designs and I got to thinking: What would be the sickest-looking one? And I was like, Fuck it, let’s do it. It’s usually an emotional thing for me, and always super impulse. I have been thinking about more tattoos. I have the money now. There is definitely going to be a tattoo for this new experience—it is going to be large and sick.”
Hand and Wrist Tattoos
Kreayshawn has a telephone dialpad tattooed on her right hand, with 3 digits on each finger. WWD reports that she came up with the idea while she was “super high.” She tells them: “I was like, ‘I bet nobody has ever thought of that.’ There can’t be one person in this world who’s thought of that, so that night I went and got it.”
Kreayshawn got a tattoo on the back of her right hand in May 2012. It is a sexy alien girl at the beach smoking weed. This is one of Kreayshawn’s more elaborate tattoos and possibly the most bizarre. We know that Kreayshawn loves weed, but why a green alien taking her top off? And why a palm tree? There is certainly a story to it though, as Kreayshawn wrote on twitter “The tattoo is full of meaning if you think carefully.”
On Kreayshawn’s left wrist are a pink diamond and the word “Libra.” She was born on September 24, 1989, making Libra her zodiac sign. To date, these are the only tattoos on her left arm.
Kreayshawn has teardrops on both of her index fingers which show when she pretends to wipe tears from her eyes.
On Kreayshawn’s right shoulder are three flying mouths with bat wings. The tattoo was just an outline when Kreayshawn rose to fame and it stayed uncolored for quite a while, but she eventually had it filled in.
Kreayshawn had the lips colored red and the bat wings shaded black. In each mouth is one gold tooth.
On her upper arm is a cartoon based on the Disney character Goofy, which is in memory of a deceased friend. She says: “Goofy is for my friend ‘Goofy’ who died. His name was Tommy, and I got the Goofy tattoo for him because he always kept it goofy.”
On the inside of her arm, Kreayshawn had the name of her former best friend “Delila,” but it’s been covered to say “Don’t Panic.”
Kreayshawn has Sailor Moon on the outside of her arm. She says: “Sailor Moon means a lot to me, it represents my childhood.”
Above her elbow is a fried chicken drumstick with a bite out of it.
Inside her right elbow, Kreayshawn has a hamburger with Mickey Mouse inside. The original illustration is by artist Joshua Agerstrand. She says: “It’s Mickey Mouse in a cheeseburger. I like burgers, I like Disney characters, so why not put ‘em together? Would you eat a burger with a rat inside? I wouldn’t, but it looks good.”
Kreayshawn had “WGM” tattooed on her elbow for her rap group the White Girl Mob. At the time that she got the tattoo, the White Girl Mob consisted of only Kreayshawn and fellow female rapper V-Nasty.
Kreayshawn has “My Mind Exploded” written along the side of her right forearm.
Kreayshawn has two knives on her right forearm. Her mother’s name “Elka” is written below her elbow. Elka Zolot was the guitarist of punk band The Trashwomen. She had Kreayshawn at a young age and raised her as a single mother.
On the inside of her right forearm is an orange creamsicle with a bite out of it. There is a pink banner across it with what appear to be Japanese characters. Next to it are two teeth.
Next to the popsicle is Daisy Duck holding a .22 caliber pistol.
On Kreayshawn’s right wrist is a Día de los Muertos style sugar skull version of Hello Kitty with a sacred heart on it’s forehead and a diamond in the hair bow.
On her collarbone is a red bow. Kreayshawn tried to do this tattoo herself, but it was a bit of a disaster. She says: “I did the whole outline for the bow on my chest myself, and it was so fucked up because I was tattooing myself in the mirror. But I got it fixed so it looks a little bit normal.”
Kreayshawn added a tattoo tribute to her hometown football team the Oakland Raiders in November 2011. The tattoo says “RV1DXR5″ in a drippy font.
Kreayshawn has some writing down her right hip, but all I can make out is “I’m s”. On her left hip is a little cartoon that seems to be a teddy bear (I swear it looks like Pedobear!).
Kreayshawn is getting a large piece on her left side, but right now she only has the outline done. She says: “I need to complete this big old thing that I’ve got on my side, I’m trying to get it finished because I’ve only got the main outline of it now. It’s a lady holding a cat. I love cats, I just can’t help it!”
Kreayshawn’s very first tattoo is the ice cream cone on the left side of her neck. She says: “I decided to get my first tattoo while at the tattoo shop when my sister was getting hers. I was like, They are tattooing 15-year-old kids–I’m down! It’s my favorite because it’s so old. It doesn’t look like any of my other tattoos because they are all so bright and vibrant and it’s weathered.” On the opposite side of her neck is a Mickey Mouse glove. She also has writing on the back of her neck, but I can’t decipher what it says.
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