The tattoo artist who was put on blast by Drake over his dad’s tattoo says it wasn’t his fault the final product was far from perfect … and it was straight-up disrespectful to get other artists to fix it.
Money Mike tells TMZ … he met Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, at a birthday party in 2017 and hit him up to get Dennis’ famous son inked on his upper arm. Mike even did it for free, despite not being a fan of Drake — hoping to get more clients.
As we reported, Drake posted a pic of the tattoo Monday, clearly not feeling it — captioning it with, “I was sitting here thinking why you do me like this we family 😂 😂.” His dad commented, saying he’s gotten it touched up 16 times since.
Mike admits the tat didn’t come out as good as it could’ve, but that wasn’t on him … he claims Dennis was in pain at the 4-hour mark, and rushed Mike to finish the job.
Mike claims everyone in the fam was actually diggin’ the art — including Dennis — but once Drake saw the tat everything changed.
BTW — Mike says it’s an unspoken rule in the tattoo game to not go over someone else’s work … something Drake clearly doesn’t follow or respect.