CeeLo Green Debuts Full Head Tattoo on The Voice—Is It Real?

Singer unveils unusual body art during the Season 5 premiere

By Zach Johnson Sep 24, 2013 12:15 PMTags
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When CeeLo Green returned to NBC's The Voice on Monday, Sept. 23, the original coach did it in style. With black ink covering his entire scalp, the "F--k You" singer appeared to have been recently tattooed.

Alas, the 39-year-old musician's body art is only temporary. The intricate design is actually Henna, which can last between one and four weeks. Green does, however, have more than a few permanent tattoos.

"I think that the tree on my back gave me the most pain," he told Q magazine in 2011. "When you get your arms done…if you can see what's going on, then maybe, psychologically, you think you can control it. Apparently you can because it doesn't hurt so bad."

"With your back, you're lying on your front getting the tattoo and you just feel totally out of control," he added. "You can't get a gauge on whether they're close to completion, so I gave up on it and I have an unfinished tattoo on my back."

According to Green, "It was meant to be a family tree; I haven't been in a rush to finish it."