Mark Anthony Smith says that Terry Willis, known as Tee Willis, a well-known tattoo artist from South Carolina, inked a portrait of himself on Smith’s back in 2010.
Word On The Curb…a well-known tattoo artist in South Carolina is being criticized by a man who wanted a picture of ‘Jesus’ tattooed on his back, but the artist decided to draw a picture of himself on the man’s back instead.
Ten years ago, Mark Anthony Smith stated that he contacted Terry Willis, also known as Tee Willis, from Beaufort, South Carolina, who was known for providing high-quality tattoos at affordable prices. He said he showed Willis the photo he wanted on his back.
“Mind you, I got this tattoo years…years ago,” Smith said. “I was in denial about this sh***t for years.”
Everybody told Mark Anthony Smith that the person of the tattoo on his back was Tee Willis and not the ‘Jesus’ face he showed Willis that he wanted
Mark Anthony Smith told The North Carolina Beat that people would jokingly tease him about the back tattoo, claiming that it was a picture of Tee Willis himself and not the photo of Jesus.
“People kept saying to me, ‘Man, that ain’t Jesus, that’s Willis,’ and I was like, ‘Nah…nah, that’s not him,'” Smith said.
Six months ago, Smith said he started paying attention to the tattoo. He took a picture of the tattoo and thought to himself, “Willis got me.”
“I think buddy had got me, for real,” Smith said. “I went on his Facebook page and I looked at him and then looked at the tattoo…I was like ‘man, c’mon man.'”
Smith said he couldn’t believe how long he went without realizing that the tattoo on his back was actually a picture of Willis. He said that other people told him that Willis allegedly got them to0, including putting his signature underneath tattoos.
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After messaging Willis about the tattoo, Smith said that Willis claimed he had asked for a black Jesus with dreads like his own. Disputing Willis’ claims, Smith said he did not have dreadlocks in 2010 when he got the tattoo from Willis, and that he did not ask for a “black Jesus”
Smith said that on the day he got the tattoo, he looked at it, but it didn’t come to mind that it was Willis, plus he said he was young and happy to have his entire back tattooed. After the session, he said he paid Willis around $700, which Smith considered to be a low price for a full back tattoo.
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If you tattoo your face on another n***, you got problems my guy, Smith said.