Nick Cannon just got tatted up again and this time, his newest addition is in honor of his late son Zen who died this week of a brain tumor.
The “Wild and Out” creator shared the angel tattoo of his son on his rib cage Tuesday on his show a tribute that comes just days after the 5-month-old’s death. “It was a lot of pain, but it was well worth it. I enjoyed every moment of the experience” adding that now he will always have his son by his side.
Nick has been very vocal about his struggles with his son’s death. He previously said that his baby mama Alyssa Scott was taking things “5 minutes at a time.” Nick and Alyssa had kept Zen’s health issues totally private until the tragic announcement that he had died.
The tattoo depicts Zen as an angel with wings, a halo and a sash with his name written across it. Cannon noted that the process was lengthy, lasting from approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, until “around 1:00 in the morning.”
During the Tuesday, December 7, episode of his talk show. He explained that his condition worsened around Thanksgiving, and he held his baby boy for the last time on Sunday, December 5.
Losing your child and that too such an early age is such a huge emotional blow for any couple. The strength and courage to get over an event like this is immense. It’s clearly been a tough week for Nick and his family, but the tat seems to bring some real comfort.