Chris Brown's new tattoo. Photo: Getty Images
Chris Brown's new tattoo. Photo: Getty Images

The singer has debuted the ink at an event in Las Vegas.

The tattoo, which is on the singer's neck, bares a shocking resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Rihanna after he assaulted her in 2009.

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Chris’ representative told TMZ, "His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported."

The woman in the tattoo appears to have a black eye and stitches on her lip, injuries sustained by Rihanna after the assault.

A comparison between the new tattoo and Rihanna's injuries following her assault by Chris Brown. Photo: Getty/TMZ

The 'Don't wake me Up' singer was seen with Rihanna at the VMA's last week.

The pair sparked rumours that they may be rekindling their romance after they were spotted kissing and hugging at the event.

The original MAC design Brown claims the tattoo was based on. Photo: TMZ

Last month, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna admitted that she was still close with Brown.

She said: "He was my first love. Now we're very close friends. And that's not anything we're going to try to change."

Earlier this week, Rihanna unveiled a tattoo of her own in memory of her deceased Grandmother.

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