Lauren London is still grieving the loss of the love of her life, Nipsey Hussle, but she’s honoring him in a way to make sure that he is always with her.
Shortly after giving an emotional and touching speech at Hussle’s “Celebration of Life” memorial service, London unveiled a new forearm tattoo of late boyfriend’s face.
“Real love never dies,” she captioned the post. “When you see me, you will always see him.”
London’s tattoo also includes a phrase that was featured on one of Hussle’s own tattoos: “God will rise.”
Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy-nominated artist, community activist, and philanthropist, was shot outside of his LA clothing store on March 31st. He and London had been dating since 2013 and share a 2-year-old son, Kross.
21,000 people gathered at the Staples Center on Thursday (Apr. 11) to celebrate Hussle’s life.
“I’ve never felt this type of pain before, but I know God is alive,” an emotional London told those also grieving. “My pain is for my 2-year-old son, who probably won’t remember how much his dad loved him.”
“My heart hears you,” she continued. “I feel you everywhere. I love you beyond this earth, and until we meet again, the marathon continues.”
London is not the only person to pay tribute to Hussle with a tattoo.
NBA player J.R. Smith and close friend The Game both got fresh tattoos to honor Hussle after his passing.
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