Tupac Shakur and Naughty By Nature's Treach were among the only rappers who were recognized for their ink. At the time, not many rappers had tattoos, and the gap between the worlds of tattoo art and hip-hop was for the most part, a chasm. Today, many rappers are seemingly covered head to toe in tattoos. Hell, Pharrell got so tired of the ones on his arms, he had them lasered off.