It would appear the Graham men have a fondness for whiskey, women, and portrait tattoos. In addition to owning an album currently occupying the No. 17 spot on Billboard magazine’s Top 200 albums chart in More Life, we know Drake has tattoos of Aaliyah, Sade and Lil Wayne. Drake’s dad, one Dennis Graham, recently revealed he got his son inked on his arm during a four-hour tattoo session.
“Had the honor and privilege of tattooing @champagnepapi father’s portrait on the man himself @therealdennisg thank you again Dennis for the hospitality and for letting me do this for ya,” tattoo artist “Money” Mike Bowman wrote on what appears to be his personal Tumblr page.
Graham opted for a throwback image, as his ink features a slimmer Drake circa “HYFR” rocking a close-cropped ceasar. The man who is partially responsible for bringing Aubrey into this world now has symmetrical OVO representation on his biceps, thanks to a large OVO owl on his left arm in addition to the aforementioned Drake portrait on his right bicep.
“We’re told Drake’s dad met Mike at his birthday party and told him he wanted to get the ink to match Drake getting Dennis’ mug shot tattooed on his arm in 2014,” reports TMZ, who presumably got the scoop in exchange for some free promotion.
Speaking of free promotion, a freshly tatted Graham took to Instagram to tease some new music Friday night.
“Whenever I’m working on a new track, I always come on Instagram to give a little taste of it,” Graham said in a video post, while previewing a track with the working title “My Baby.”