Just two days after his girlfriend visited to get some work done, Giovanni Burgos returned to the River Road tatoo parlor to get some ink of his own -- a Tupac Shakur quote on his left pec.
The quote -- “No matter what these people say about me, my music doesn't glorify any image. My music is spiritual when you listen to it. It's all about emotion, I tell my innermost, darkest secrets," was delivered by Shakur during a 1995 interview from Clinton Correctional Facility, where he was doing time for sexual assault.
Burgos, an aspiring hip hop artist from Bloomfield who goes by Lil Gio, said the quote represented, "everything behind my music."
"Two days ago I was just going through a whole bunch of poems and quotes, and this was one of them I really liked," Burgos, 18, said."So, let's get it tatted."
The tattoo was Burgos' fourth, and he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon.
"I wanna work on a sleeve," he said. "The whole theme I want -- horror and music."
Patch captured the tattooing-- which was done by a combination of Alec Albert, Jr., Steven Ortiz and Georgia Mollica -- on video.