B.o.B. slid into the chair at 13 Roses Tattoo, extended his right arm and breathed in a little.
“It’s kinda therapeutic in a way,” he said, then paused and exhaled a laugh to indicate there’s more under the macho bravado. “But you still feel the needle!”
B.o.B., the Atlanta-raised rapper with a résumé boasting five Grammy nominations and six hits that have criss-crossed the pop, rap and R&B charts, has settled into a chair at the tattoo parlor in East Atlanta Village.
He has about 90 minutes before zipping to the airport with his two-man entourage to catch a flight to Chicago, where he was launching the promo tour for his just-released second album, “Strange Clouds,” but figured he’d pop in to see Mikey Slater, his trusted tattoo artist, to fill in an outline of an Indian headdress on his right bicep.
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