Nearly twenty years ago, Royce da 5'9" inked his stage name across his stomach, an idea he and many others got from Tupac's infamous 'Thug Life' piece. That tattoo is long gone, covered by a mural of his three children on his right side and a purple heart covering his left pec. But Royce hasn't stopped there.
One half of Bad Meets Evil with Eminem and one fourth of Slaughterhouse, Royce da 5'9" has inked some pretty legendary pieces on his torso, neck, and even a fresh face tattoo in honor of his daughter, Lyric. He will never tattoo his legs and won't leave his artist, Grin Stylez, whom he met through Slaughterhouse artist Joe Budden.
Royce visited Complex last week with the Slaughterhouse crew to show off his fresh ink, detail his plans for future tattoos, and talk about he's completely content with being the 70-year-old tattooed dude because, well, everyone else will be too.
Interview by Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)