Did Chris Brown get tattoo of Rihanna's battered face?

chris-brown-tattoo.jpg Chris Brown has done a lot of reprehensible things, but tattooing a picture of Rihanna's battered face would be an all-time low.

So is it true?

The "Turn Up the Music" singer did in fact debut new ink on his neck that bears an uncanny resemblance to Ri-Ri. Outlets like Billboard have been quick to condemn Brown for the tattoo's apparent shocking depiction of a woman's bruised face.

Examined more closely, however, the woman's visage looks more like it is camouflaged by a floral design.

Considering Rihanna called Brown "the love of [her] life" and stopped to smooch him en route to accepting her VMA win for Video of the Year, it seems unlikely that would commemorate such a his violent attack in this way.

And for the record, Brown's camp denies that the tattoo is a tribute to Rihanna.

What do you think? Does the image resemble Rihanna -- or a battered woman?
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