Quavo Tattooed Takeoff As A Kid, Rapper Unveils Old "Only Built For Infinity Links" Footage

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Quavo + Takeoff “Only Built For Infinity Links” Album Listening Event
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Quavo and Takeoff attend their “Only Built For Infinity Links” Album Listening event on September 28, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images)

As a teen, Quavo tattooed his friends with a "kind of stolen" tattoo gun.

During a recent interview, Quavo shared a surprising new detail of his relationship with his late nephew and collaborator, Takeoff. The 32-year-old revealed that as a teenager, he fell into the role of personal tattoo artist for his friend group. He claims that after coming across a "kind of stolen" tattoo gun, his crew brought it to him because they knew he can draw. Quavo says that despite not knowing anything about tattooing, he went for it as a means to make a little bit of cash.

The performer went on to share that he even gave Takeoff his first tattoo. The piece was also the only ink he'd ever gotten before his 2022 passing. It was also the first tattoo Quavo's ever given anybody. He describes the experience as "bad as hell," noting how it signifies the trust they had between them.

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Quavo Gave Takeoff His First Tattoo

Today is also the one-year-anniversary of the release of Quavo and Takeoff's joint album, Only Built for Infinity Links. To celebrate, Quavo unveiled some never-before-seen footage of their creative process. In a new clip, the two of them are seen literally at the drawing board, putting together the album's tracklist. The immense amount of scribbling, arrows, underlines, and more just goes to show how much effort went into the project. Only Built for Infinity Links came out on October 7 of 2022. Just a month later, Takeoff was shot in Houston, which led to his untimely death on November 1.

Quavo And Takeoff Putting Together OBFIL Tracklist

Are you surprised that Quavo gave Takeoff his first and only tattoo? What do you think of the footage of the two of them putting together their Only Built for Infinity Links tracklist? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates on Quavo and Takeoff.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.