Cardi B Got a Thigh Tattoo Makeover—Prepare to Stop and Stare

It required "hours of pain."

On Monday, Cardi B took to Instagram to unveil a major update (opens in new tab) to her most iconic and recognizable tattoo, the peacock adorning her thigh. The rapper showed off (opens in new tab) her updated ink with a striking side-by-side photo, writing: "So after ten years I gave my peacock tattoo a makeover. This whole week I been takin hours of pain getting tatted."

The revamp was the work of Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Jamie Schene (opens in new tab). "I gave Cardi’s peacock a makeover! Thanks for the trust @iamcardib Your strength and determination is inspiring. (Getting tattooed for 7 days in a row is no joke 🙌)," Schene wrote.

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Not only is Cardi's body art more vibrant now, but Schene updated the piece with a beautiful butterfly and added new peacock feathers and flowers.

Cardi isn't one to shy away from the ink: She already has several tattoos, including her sister's name on her bicep and a floral tattoo that stretches along her back all the way down to her upper thigh. The star also posted a full-body photo showing off the dreamy work of art in all of its glory on Monday evening, topped off with an electrifying pink hairdo.

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She posted another up-close video on Thursday:

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Chelsea Hall
Chelsea Hall

Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty