This feature is a part of Complex's "Triple F Life" Week.

Ten years ago, Waka Flocka Flame sat in a tattoo parlour and inked Hit Squad across his knuckles to show his loyalty to his friends. Now, the 26-year-old rapper has his nearly half of his body covered in ink-mostly done by Kintoz in Riverdale, Georgia.

The Brick Squad rapper says his mother cried after seeing his first tattoos but now, she’s sat with him during some of his sessions including his recent cameo on Pitchfork’s Selector series where Mama Flocka Flame makes an appearance.

Waka Flocka spoke with Complex on the cusp of dropping his sophomore album Triple F Life: Fans, Friends, and Family this week to explain the meanings behind his ink, passing out during his most recognizable tattoo, and posing nude for PETA’s ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign.

Interview by Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)

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