St Lucian Soca Artist, Jay Budz Tattooes Eyes?
by Mantius Cazaubon
St Lucian soca artist, Jay Budz tattooes eyes?
Apparently, St Lucian artist Jay Budz has tattoed his eye(s). The young artist seems to be following in the footsteps of Jamaican Dancehall artist, Alkaline. Jay Budz posted the above picture on his Facebook page earlier today. Shocking!
In a previous Facebook status update, Jay Budz posted "Not Even Mommy Can Stop My Next Move #DifferentLook #RiskTakerz #TrendSetter #ToBeContinued 50/50".
I wrote an article earlier this week about the need for the artist to get attention. I said in the article that the problem that soca artists face has more to do with obscurity than their actual product. They are spending too much time perfecting that product and not marketing themselves sufficiently. A great product means nothing and will not sell if no one knows about it.
Article: Soca Artist, The Problem Is Not Your Song. Your Problem Is Obscurity.
But the question is whether Jay Budz went too far? After all, eye tattoos are dangerous and can cause blindness.
Facebook is going crazy with comments about the artist who uses the catch phrase, "Mad house". The argument is quite heated and ranges from insults to the minority defending his actions.
Having said all this, it's still hard to believe that he actually tattooed his eyeballs. I have sought confirmation from the artist, Jonathan "Jay Budz" Mathurin to no avail.
What do you think? Stupid move? Follow fashion? Good move?
Jay Budz - Trouble Makers
Video: Eye Tattoes
Speaks about the fact that eye tattoos can lead to blindness.
What's your take?