The tattoo is a hot topic online, with speculation about what the design means.
But tattoo artist Peter Koskela tells Entertainment Weekly
Brown brought him the MAC Cosmetics design of a skull, to convert to a tattoo.
Despite the statements though, many are still speculating the tattoo closely resembles a bruised photo
of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, from 2009 when she filed abuse charges against Brown.
The New York Daily News
reports Brown's rep says the tattoo is now peeling, which makes it look different from how Brown had imagined it.
The two stars have reportedly
been dating off and on recently. A kiss by the couple, during last week's MTV Video Music Awards increased speculation that they were getting back together, especially after Rihanna told Oprah during an interview
last month, “I truly love him.” "I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help."