Prince Jackson reveals tattoo tribute to late father Michael

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Prince Jackson, the eldest of Michael Jackson's children, has paid tribute to his late father with an impressive tattoo.

Prince revealed his new ink on Instagram, sharing that the "incredible and beautiful" design was nine hours in the making.

The tattoo features an iconic image of his dad, who died in 2009, complete with angel wings.

 

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"I'll be posting more of this," he told his followers.

Prince has stayed out of the spotlight until relatively recently, only joining Instagram last year just prior to his high school graduation.

 

My squad in high school was not automatic ahah @michaelablanks @leahpurvis21 @sarahjaynejohnson

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In March, the  20-year-old appeared on Good Morning America to talk about his charity work via his organisation Heal Los Angeles and local non-profit A Sense of Home.

The charities have teamed up to tackle homelessness in foster children who "age out" of the system as part of a spring project running in April 2017.

"I'm not a fan of having my private or personal life out there," Prince said on GMA, "but I understand the importance of showing what I do, and hopefully trying to inspire others to kind of spreading the good and hopefully helping the community."

The college student also shared his father's words of wisdom to him and his siblings, Paris, 18, and Blanket, 15, when they were children.

"As we were growing up, my dad always said 'I really don't care what you do in life, as long as you're happy doing it and you're the best at what you do. If you want to be a janitor at a high school, you should be the best janitor that you can be'.

"I think he would always be the supporting figure to me and my siblings and support us in all the endeavours that we try."

Recently, Prince's sister, Paris, also opened up about life with the "King of Pop", sharing that she had to learn how to communicate after their isolated upbringing. 

"The first 12 years of my life I was home-schooled, which means that the only interactions I'd ever had were with family members or other adults," she said. "(I) didn't have social skills. I had to force myself to learn so fast. For the past six years, I've been learning how to communicate. And I think I've gotten pretty good at it."

Like her brother, Paris also expressed her ambivalence around living her life in the public eye. 

"Plenty of times I've thought about not doing anything in the public eye and having my own private life," she said. "Then I started seeing how everything in the world is going. And I feel like each year it's getting worse. I know there are a lot of people who would feel very blessed to be in my position, so I want to use it for important things."

Paris and Prince now share a close bond -  even getting matching tattoos last week.

"You are with me and I am with you," Prince captioned the photo, which he posted to Instagram.

Paris also shared the image, writing her own sweet message about their relationship. 

"Sometimes i feel like my big brother and i always think the same thoughts," she wrote. "he just doesn't have a filter and always vocalizes them 😂 though total opposites, like my gooko and i, the inseparable yin and yang work together finding and causing balance within each other. matchies with my bestie 

 

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