Nick Cannon Covers 'Mariah' Tattoo With a Massive Back Piece

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Three months after officially filing for divorce from Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon has completely covered up the tattoo he got shortly after they got married in 2008.

Back in October, Cannon masked the word "Mariah" inked across his shoulder blades with the image of a crucifix. Now he'e elaborated further, spending 30 hours in a chair to get a tat so elaborate it covers nearly his entire back. It's so majestic it earned him the cover of Urban Ink magazine.

Nick Cannon (Pep Williams)
Nick Cannon (Pep Williams)

The entire process was documented by photographer Pep Williams for a spread that will appear in the magazine's new issue.

Nick Cannon (Pep Williams)
Nick Cannon (Pep Williams)

While Cannon already had the crucifix, he made considerable additions to it, including two cherubs on either side, representing his children Monroe and Moroccan, and script that reads, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" on his lower back.

Nick Cannon's tattoo in 2009 and 2014 (Splash News/AKM-GSI)
Nick Cannon's tattoo in 2009 and 2014 (Splash News/AKM-GSI)

Tattoos are nothing new for Cannon, but he's been on something of a kick of late, Instagramming pictures of himself getting work done on his arm just two weeks ago and then again four days ago.

"Whatever you're doing in that moment and you're feeling in that moment, embrace it. You're gonna have to live with it, but it's just a decision," Cannon told Yahoo Tuesday about his tattoo decision-making process. "I live my life like that and I make spur-of-the-moment decisions quite often and I want my being to express that; so it's one of those things where people are saying, 'Oh I can't believe you did that,' or 'That's scary.' I love that. I like going against the grain."