The Most Ghetto Ink Job of 2009, So Far: Shepard Fairey Obama Hope Poster Gone Bad
photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Hi there, pretty girl. You like Barack Obama. We like Barack Obama. You like that Shepard Fairey HOPE poster, the whole world likes that Shepard Fairey poster. You liked yesterday when Barack Obama became the President of the United States and we liked yesterday when Barack Obama became the President of the United States--it was beautiful.
What isn't beautiful is getting a tattoo on your back that makes Barack Obama look like he's rocking a cleft palate. Come on, though, you know that unless Shepard Fairey is your personal tattoo artist, this is going to end badly. What were you thinking?
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