Last year Rapper 50 Cent started undergoing laser treatments to remove his tattoos. In interviews 50 has said he felt he had out grown the look of being covered in tattoos and he wanted to have them removed. He also said he wanted to expand his acting career and that having a lot of tattoos was something hindering him from pursuing roles.
The process of removing tattoos is extremely painful and often occurs over many sessions for completion. The laser penetrates the layer of skin where the ink sits. After several treatments the ink starts to slowly break down and get absorbed by the body. Sessions can last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes.
Recently 50 was featured in some new ad campaigns with his now inkless skin. The results are pretty dramatic. While you can faintly make out some of the lines, his tattoos are virtually gone. 50 says he still has a ways to go but he has been happy with the results. Take a look at the before and after pictures of 50 Cent tattoos removed.
50 Cent real name Curtis James Jackson III, was born July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens NY. He is best known as a rapper but has been moving more and more into films recently. He first appeared on the scene in 2003 with the release of ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ which has gone on to sell a total of 15 million copies worldwide. That smash was soon followed by ‘The Massacre’ in 2005 which went on the sell an impressive 11 million copies. 50 Cent is one of the rare artists who have made it from the streets to the highest successes of fame. He started out as a drug dealer when he was just 12 years old. He had a passion for rapping and decided to pursue the music business. In 2000 50 was shot nine times. After surviving that incident he went on to record an album titled ‘Guess Who’s Back?’ in 2002. The record caught the attention of Eminem who signed him to Interscope Records.
Recently 50 Cent was having his tattoos removed with laser treatments. 50 said he underwent the painful laser treatments to remove most of his tattoos because he was tired of the hours he spent in the makeup chair covering them up for his movie roles.
This large back piece was done by the tattoo artist Cartoon and says South Side. That’s one big 50, with another 50 on his arm just in case you missed the big one and forgot who this was. He’s got some angels and demons too.