Tracy Martin Gets Commemorative Tattoo Of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin‘s father made a guest appearance on VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” on Wednesday night.

Tracy Martin stopped by 9 Mag to get a special commemorative tattoo of his late son.

He told Van:

I just thought that my son galvanized the country. To me, he’s a king.

He was my king before his situation happened. So, I thought that it would be fitting to take it back to ancient Egypt.

The Sphinx is one of the wonders of the world. Trayvon was my wonder of the world.

Watch below.

See photos below of the finished product:

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Tracy Martin loved the tattoo! Unfortunately, social media critics were hard on Van’s work.

He responded by writing:

This piece tonight on Black Ink Chicago for Tracy Martin, FATHER OF TRAYVON MARTIN, thank you Brother for this amazing experience… I’ve overcome so much adversity, so much hate, so many critics trying to bash me, but listen here… You muthaf**kas think you can stop me when GOD got me out here making history lol I’m laughing to the bank baby BELIEVE DAT… #RIP #trayvonmartin THE WORLD LOVES YOU BUT POP LOVES YOU MORE AND I GOT HIM RIGHT FA YOU YOUNG KING ? I DONT FIGHT FOR OWNERSHIP I FIGHT FOR MY TEAM ?

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