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Pharrell for Real.

April 26th, 2009 by

American rapper/producer Pharrell Williams has ditched some of his tattoos. The 36-year-old Williams has recently replaced the variety of tattoos on his arms with bandages after undergoing extensive laser-removal treatments.


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Early last year, Williams had announced that he planned to get rid of the tattoos, explaining that rather than go for laser treatments, he was going to have new skin cultivated specifically for him.  I don’t even know how that would work, but according to Williams, he had planned to have skin made for him in a secret laboratory somewhere in North Carolina.  Or er…something like that.  He insisted that it wasn’t simply a matter of skin grafting, but actually creating skin for him…

 “‘It’s going to be pricey, but fuck it, it’s worth it. I got fire on my arms! I’m a grown man! There’s an institute called the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina for Regenerative Skin Treatment. It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking skin from your ass or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for you.”’

In the end, I guess laboratory made skin was maybe a little too pricey for Pharrell, as he opted instead for plain ol’ painful laser surgery.  Either that or someone told him that the whole regenerative skin treatment thing actually only exists in that movie, Darkman.

Anyhow, Pharrell’s arms are now covered in bandages, as you can see from the photo and I guess he got his wish.  From the initial tattoos to removal, it all seems like a big waste of money to me, but oh well.  He can afford it.

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