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Drake launches new Virgil Abloh tattoo 1 month after creator’s death


Homage to a legend. Drake got a tattoo in honor of the late Louis Vuitton designer less than a month after his death from a rare form of cancer on November 28 at just 41 years old.

Duck, 35, pays tribute to the fashion designer Virgil Albloh permanently. the Boy in love certified The rapper got a tattoo in honor of the late designer Off-White, who died on November 28 after a private 2-year battle with a rare form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma. He was 41 years old.

Drake honored late designer Virgil Abloh with a new tattoo. (Agency / NurPhoto / Shutterstock)

Drake’s tattoo artist Joaquin ganga showed the ink on his Instagram on December 22, calling it “A memory of the great Virgil Abloh made on Drake”. The tattoo, which featured on the chart leader’s arm, depicted the moment Virgil launched a kite on the runway at the Louis Vuitton fashion show in June 2018 during Paris Fashion Week. In the caption, Joaquin referred to his “microrealism” style.

Drake and Virgil have worked together several times over the years. The designer helped the rapper design his own custom OVO jet. the Degraded The alum also credited Virgil with designing a $ 185 million Patek watch that he mentions on the track “Life Is Good.” He also drops the designer’s name on the song “What’s Next”, from his March 2021 EP, Scary Hours 2.

Virgil Abloh
Virgil, who was renowned as the creative power behind Off-White and Louis Vuitton, died in November after a 2-year battle with cancer. (Gregory Pace / Shutterstock)

At the time of Virgil’s death, Drake caught on social networks share: “My plan is to touch the sky 1000 more times for you… I love you forever brother. Thank you for everything.”

Drake’s body is covered in artwork honoring his favorite artists, living and dead. It also has ink from Denzel Washington, Sade, Rihanna, Aaliyah, and Lil wayne.

Virgil’s death was announced at the end of November. Honoring his commitment to his work, the statement says in part, “Through it all, his work ethic, endless curiosity and optimism have never wavered. Virgil was motivated by his dedication to his craft and his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He would often say, “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself”, deeply believing in the power of art to inspire future generations.

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