Lil Uzi Vert Says They Want to Remove All of Their Tattoos

As recently as last year, Uzi got matching tattoos with Kanye West and Steve Lacy, and they debuted elaborate chest and back tattoos of a Japanese oni mask and samurai helmet done by specialized tattoo artist Joaquin Ganga, who has also done pieces for LeBron James and Drake among others.

In a cover story for The Fader in 2017, Uzi said they got their first face tattoo after quitting their job as a stock person at a Bottom Dollar store. “I couldn’t do it. I’m not normal. I was in there just thinking, Why am I doing this?” they said, noting they got “Faith” tattooed on their forehead. “It was like, If I get this face tattoo, I got to focus. I can’t go in nobody’s office with a suit on with this shit on my face. I got to focus on what I want to do.”