On one fateful day in September 2017, Dennis Graham, best known as Drake’s dad, sat down and had a tattoo artist put Drake’s face right on his bicep. That was nearly five years ago now but the ink is still on Drake’s mind: Yesterday, he dug up a photo of the portrait, shared it on Instagram, and wrote, “@therealdennisg I was just sitting here thinking why you do me like this we family [crying laughing emojis].” Graham responded in the comments, “Hahaha I had 16 people to try and straighten this out,they’re hurting me.”
The good news (for Dennis’ sake) is that he quickly got the tattoo re-done: In February 2018, Inal Bersekov took a crack at covering up the tattoo and the result came out a lot better than the original attempt at it.
Drake and Graham are not the only ones having a laugh at the tattoo in its original form, as Drake re-sharing it brought renewed attention to it and therefore fresh fan reactions.
Plenty of folks chimed in with who they think the ink really looks like, with picks including former NFL star Arian Foster, Handsome Squidward from SpongeBob, and MMA fighter Rampage Jackson.
That’s Arian Foster. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/74m6JjWfRJ
— Oliver Reynolds (@Kid_From_Quincy) August 8, 2022
— Scott Ahlers (@scottAYYlers) August 8, 2022
— Bud Lee (@StopTheNerfing) August 9, 2022
Meanwhile, others are roasting (or empathizing with) the artist.
your son is drake and you couldn’t afford a quality portrait tattoo artist? https://t.co/LgBJXrsRRx
— CHURCH DYKE (@thegentledyke) August 8, 2022
The tattoo artist seeing this negatively blow up: pic.twitter.com/3dkZ68ECa3
— Just A Yankees Fan (@CasaYanks) August 8, 2022
Check out some more reactions below.
How you gonna be DRAKE’s dad and get a tattoo portrait this bad 😂 don’t u got money babe https://t.co/xXhxsRKXvV
— breezy (@cbreezy512) August 8, 2022
Out of all the Drakes, Drake’s dad picked Dominican Drake for his tattoo pic.twitter.com/N5aJyw2pcx
— 👟 (@dirtywhiteups) August 8, 2022
Drake's father went and got a tattoo of him. And uhhhh … pic.twitter.com/q3wjsdjP9d
— The Heehee Ni**a Screaming (@TheDiorHomie) August 8, 2022