Frank Ocean recently got a gay-themed tattoo.
The American singer-songwriter and rapper shared a photo on Instagram over the weekend, before later deleting it, that reveals a new tattoo on his thigh.
The tattoo shows two characters by Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons. The image, which came from Matt Groening’s early “Love Is Hell” series, first included a gay male couple and a straight couple. The original picture was first created to address homophobia by showing the similarities between “Homo” and “Hetero” people.
The new tattoo is actually a cover job of an older image that was on Ocean’s right leg. The old image was inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky, which Ocean showed appreciation for by including a screenshot of it in his Boys Don’t Cry zine in 2016.
Last month, Ocean had to field through speculation that he was releasing a new album after his Tumblr page, where he had released/announced new projects before, was hacked. The hacker suggested that Ocean was working on a project with musicians such as SZA and Andre 3000.
Frank Ocean came out as bisexual back in 2012 through a Tumblr post where he shared that his first love was with a man. That post garnered support from several figures like Beyoncé and Jay-Z (who are regularly supporting LGBTQ issues).
Since then, he openly discusses his sexuality and included it as a topic in some of his music such as “Chanel” which has the following lyrics.
“My guy pretty like a girl
And he got fight stories to tell
I see both sides like Chanel
See on both sides like Chanel”