The man responsible for permanently inking up half of Aaron Carter‘s face is speaking out.
Celebrity tattoo artist Herchell Carrasco (a.k.a. RockRollG) tells TMZ that 31-year-old Carter invited him over to his house last Friday for what was supposed to be a standard tattoo session, but once he got there, everything went awry.
Related: People are pissed at Aaron Carter for pulling bisexual publicity stuntCarrasco says Carter initially told him he wanted more art added to his torso and made no mention of tattooing his face. They agreed on a $3000 fee for the work. It wasn’t until the singer got the idea for a Medusa tattoo, inspired by a 2013 photo of Rihanna, that things started getting out of control.
Carter allegedly told Carrasco he wanted the serpentine tattoo to cover his entire face. Carrasco managed to talk him out of that by encouraging him to only tattoo half his face.
“Before I tattoo anyone, I take into consideration their mental state,” Carrasco tells TMZ. “In Aaron’s case, I assessed the situation and I genuinely felt he was in a good place mentally to get tattooed.”
Carrasco says Carter smoked cigarettes and weed throughout their meeting, but other than that, he was not under the influence of any substances.
After Herchell added a crescent moon tattoo on the other side of Aaron’s face, he tells us he told Aaron he was done for the day. He says, “[Carter] wanted to keep going and I had to stop him. I couldn’t cover his whole face in a tattoo. I just couldn’t.”
The good news — for Carrasco — he tells us Aaron ended up paying him $5k … so a whopping 2 grand more than they agreed upon.
On Saturday, Carter showed off his new ink to his 450K Instagram followers, along with the caption: “IM THE BIGGEST THING IN MUSIC RIGHT NOW. I CANT BE DENIED. FACT CHECK ME.”
Since then, he has set his Instagram page to private.
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