Way back in January, when Popdust was just a wee little site, Gucci Mane got an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. It looked and still looks ridiculous. We suggested that it'd be an injustice if Gucci didn't at least get a personalized ice cream flavor out of it--other pop cultural weird-news items did.
As it turns out, Gucci Mane did not get an ice cream flavor out of his tattoo. He got an arrest and a lawsuit. Both are related to the same incident in January where the rapper, born Radric Davis, picked up a woman at the South Dekalb Mall, gave her a ride and was accused of pushing her out of the moving car when she refused to go to a hotel with him. In September, he pled guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one count of disorderly conduct, and received a six-month sentence. Two things happened Friday: his request for less jail time (his lawyers promised he'd play a concert for a battered women's shelter) was denied, and the woman filed a civil suit. The key detail, though, was in the original arrest: she said she recognized him by his tattoo.
We really don't have to spell out the morals here, do we? Don't push people out of moving cars, most importantly. Also, it's not a good idea to get a highly large, highly identifiable tattoo if there's a chance of your being arrested. The stipulations upon Gucci Mane's release include a $3,000 fine and $5,091 for the woman's medical bills. Tattoo removal can't be too expensive in comparison, right?