Added by Monique Robinson on August 10, 2012
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, announced on Thursday she marked her mother’s birthday by getting a tattoo on her wrist; Brown’s partner – Nick Gordon – got a matching tattoo on his wrist.
Brown and Gordon tweeted on Friday they held a candle-light for Houston saying, in part, “Ha jus lit our usualcandles;1forMomofcourse(:”
Also on Friday, Brown encouraged fellow Tiwtter users to help her acknowledge what would have been Houston’s 49th birthday, tweeting, ” @nickdgordon TREND#HAPPY49thBIRTHDAYMOMMY STARTS AT 12 am eastern time ! so TREND TREND TREND! rip mommy . Oh how Iloveuso; I’llNEVERLetUGO”
Brown and Gordon had their tattoos, on the inside of their respective right wrists, using Houston’s initials, WH, surrounded by four doves. The pair shared a photo of the finished tattoos on Twitter.
Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, said she may get a tattoo on her late father’s birthday, who died on June 25 2009.
Paris Jackson tweeted, “i kinda want to get August XXIX tatted on my back..”. August XXIX, August 29th, was Michael Jackson’s birthday.
Whitney Houston, died at age 48 on February 11 2012. Houston is considered by Guinness World Records to be the most awarded female artist of all time with a total of 415 career awards. She met R&B singer Bobby Brown at the 1989 Soul Train Music Award, married on July 18 1992; Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, the couple’s daughter, was born on March 4 1993.
Michael Jackson, aged 50 when he died, is the world’s best selling male pop solo artist with an estimated 750 million record sales worldwide.
Tattoos have been found to be in practice for about 12,000 years, based on radiocarbon dating. Tattooing involves coloring the skin by injecting a pigment just under the skin, often using a tattooing machine.