Hello SHOWERHEADS and SPRINKLERS, please allow me to give my infinite wisdom on this matter. I am a fan of MVP and hope to shed some light on the topic of why he covers his tattoo's and a little bit about his past. He wouldnt allow wwe.com to photograph every tattoo he's gotten and for good reason. AND I QUOTE â€œI wonâ€™t show them to you, but the first tattoos I got were gang related,â€ MVP said. â€œThey were done by hand with a sewing needle wrapped in thread with Indian ink. The first was in my bedroom by my best friend â€¦ the second one I got in a park by a girl I knew when I was 16. His latest tattoo is on his right forearm. â€œIt says â€˜Monte Cristoâ€™ and was inspired by the Alexandre Dumas classic novel; not the movie, that just sucked,â€ he said. â€œUnderneath it says, â€˜The best revenge is living well.â€™ Those who have read the book and followed my tumultuous life understand that in many ways my life parallels the Count of Monte Cristo â€“ the only difference is his friends sent him away and he did nothing.â€œOkay, so I did it,â€ he said referring to the crime that landed him in prison for nine-and-a-half years, â€œbut my friends still ratted me out. That novel, in many ways, symbolizes who I am. Ultimately Iâ€™m sure a lot of those people who betrayed my trust see me on TV, some are dead and some, Iâ€™ve heard, are strung out or living normal, everyday nine-to-five lives. And thatâ€™s just beneath me.â€ On his left arm he has the sarcophagus of King Tut, a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt's New Kingdom. AND I QUOTE â€œI have a fascination with Egypt,â€ revealed MVP. â€œItâ€™s the greatest civilization. When the rest of the world was still in darkness, there were universities in Egypt and there were monetary systems, the pyramids.â€The King Tut tattoo originated during MVPâ€™s stint in prison. He said it cost him the equivalent of 20 dollars.
As one can imagine, prison tattoo guns arenâ€™t as high tech â€“ or hygienic â€“ as ones used at tattoo shops on the outside. The primitiveness also didnâ€™t help subdue the pain that stems from getting inked.
â€œI feel no pain,â€ MVP snapped, â€œbut the tattoo guns in prison were usually made of out a motor that you get from an electric shaver or tape recorder,â€ he said. â€œYou take a toothbrush and a tube from a pen; down the barrel of the pen you take a guitar string and file it down and work it into the motor. Then the batteries fuel the motor.â€ Another Egyptian themed tattoo rests on his triceps.
â€œI have the all-seeing eye of Horus on the back of my arm, which is a symbol of protection; it watches my back. That one cost me two packs of Newports.â€While incarcerated, MVP said he read a biography of Malcolm X. Much like the Count of Monte Cristo, he found striking similarities that he felt the two shared.
â€œItâ€™s a poor portrait of Malcolm X on my left pectoral,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m really disappointed with it, but I havenâ€™t had the time to get it fixed. Maybe I wonâ€™t. Thatâ€™s just what I ended up with.
â€œThe going to prison, the transformation, learning, getting out and reinventing yourself were all similarities I shared with Malcolm X. However, unlike Malcolm, Iâ€™m not out to change the world. I am my number one concern.â€
Now you know, infinite wisdom sure does come in handy. U MAD???