Being born into a world in which your father is the most famous, discussed, hunted, beloved, and misunderstood human in recent history is a tough row to hoe, moreso when you also have to suffer through his very public death while your extended family bicker, sue each other, and generally make things even harder.

So, it’s very easy to feel sorry for Prince Jackson, and while it’s also very easy to understand the many reasons he might tattoo a tribute to the King of Pop on his body, it becomes harder to understand why Prince sat in the chair, looked at the tattoo artist solemnly, and said, “make my late father into a winged beast with a reptilian, feature-less face please.”

Still, the tattoo artist completely nailed the thick white socks MJ used to rock, so there is that. Maybe Prince should just paint the face green and pretend he was going for Kif from Futurama.

Check out a video of the ink, courtesy of Prince, below.

Thanks @dermagraphink for sittin 9hrs with me for such an incredible and beautiful tattoo. I will be posting more of this

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Okay, so maybe we exaggerated somewhat by calling Prince’s art the creepiest MJ tattoo we’ve seen. These ones are much worse. Enjoy!