Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/27/12
As my mom used to preach, ‘Tattoos are forever and you’ll always have to explain why you got what you got and why you decided to put it there.’ The same holds true for celebrities, only to a much greater extent. Famous people can get criticized and chastised for their body art because it’s on display for the entire planet to see. Former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez (Pictured) can’t seem to shake the stigma surrounding the “Brown Pride” tat he has plastered across his chest. Some have taken offense to Velasquez’s tattoo by claiming that it’s racist. The argument is that if a Caucasian-American was sporting a “White Pride” chest stamp, he’d be crucified at the stake. Cain was born in Salinas, California, so the 30-year-old is technically a Mexican-American. Although, Velasquez has always remained true to his Latino heritage. According to the humble heavyweight, the ink signifies the sacrifices his parents made in order for him to have the opportunity to pursue a better life. Howe
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