Drake’s latest tattoos pay homage to Denzel Washington and his fallen friend.
Bersekov apparently specializes in realism, and a scan of his Instagram page confirms this– he has a wealth of highly realistic, black and white tattoos, thus it’s clear why Drizzy would trust Bersekov for his two newest tattoos.
Drake recently lost an OVO friend and affiliate, who goes by the name of Fif. Although the circumstances surrounding Fif’s death are unclear (the rumor is that he was shot), the death was confirmed by Drake last week via an Instagram post. Beyond just throwing up an ‘RIP’ on social media, Drake now has a portrait of Fif tatted on him, paying tribute to his fallen friend. Above the portrait it reads “FIF FOREVER.” Bersekov wrote that he was “honored to pay tribute tattooing “FIF” on my brother.”
The other tattoo Drake received from artist Inal Bersekov is yet another portrait, this one paying homage to none other than Denzel Washington. For this piece, Drake and Bersekov pull inspiration from Denzel’s 1990 film Mo’ Better Blues, which, directed by Spike Lee, is about a trumpet player who is portrayed Washington– hence the profile shot of the actor with a trumpet. Alongside a photo of the new piece, Bersekov reveals that this was his first session on Champagne Papi.
Is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship between the two? Time will tell. Check out Drake’s Denzel Washington tribute below. Let us know what you think of either pieces.