King Von's ex-girlfriend Asian Doll is honoring the Chicago rapper gone far too soon with a tattoo of his face on the back of her hand.
Designed by Los Angeles-based tattoo artist SNEAKYGEE, the portrait shows Von wearing a Burberry hat and staring directly at whoever admires the artwork. "You Kno How It Go We Dont Even Play Like Dat Dayvon,” Asian Doll wrote on IG. “This The HARDEST Tattoo On My Body."
After Von was tragically shot and killed outside of an Atlanta nightclub on the heels of the release of his debut album, 'Welcome to O'Block,' Asian Doll tweeted that she was about to get her lover "tatted on my face," though some fans felt she should reconsider.
In an emotional social media message closer to the time Von passed, she referred to them as "soulmates" and reflected on their relationship and how he inspired her: "Always spoke highly of you our relationship wasn’t based off just sex & popularity we was deep innis shit we slept nose to nose we were real life SOULMATES you couldn’t even think of Von without thinking of me. I Had this mans best interest since day one we both came from a rough environment seeing how crazy Von lifestyle was it inspired me to change & find peace with God for US."
Another person carrying on Von's legacy is his musical mentor, OTF label boss and fellow Southside Chicago native Lil Durk. He just earned three Grammy nominations for his verse on Drake's "Laugh Now, Cry Later."
The late Nipsey Hussle's longtime girlfriend and the mother of one of his sons, Lauren London, also added a new piece to her assortment of Nip-inspired ink across her forearms. She commissioned Canadian artist Steve Wiebe to memorialize a love letter Nipsey once shared with her.
Wiebe is the person behind the incredibly accurate illustration of Nipsey pictured above on Lauren's other arm. He tatted the Los Angeles legend himself and shared photos of their sessions together on Nip's first posthumous birthday last year.