Lloyd Banks Gets Tatted On TLC

While G-Unit rapper

Lloyd Banks is revving up to release his sophomore album Rotten Apple on

October 10, the rapper will also make an appearance on TLC’s hit show Miami

Ink., where he’ll receive a full-back tattoo.The

tattoo, intricately placed on Banks by renowned tattoo artist Chris Garver, depicts

a New York City landscape, showcasing the best and worst of Banks’ hometown.

In the

tattoo’s foreground, Garver has created an unique replica of the Statue of

Liberty, but instead of carrying a torch, she holds a gun. Also

in the episode, Banks describes the hardships that have helped build his music

career and recounts the day he was shot, stating "it's not like the movies.”Miami

Ink tells the stories of five professional tattoo masters (Ami James, Chris

Garver, Darren Brass, Chris Nuñez, and the apprentice Yojiro Harada) in

Miami who met ten years ago when they lived, worked and studied under the world

famous tattoo artist, the late Lou Sciberras. They

went their separate ways and opened up their own tattoo parlors in Los Angeles,

New York, Connecticut, and South Beach respectively, with hopes of one day reuniting

and opening their own tattoo parlor together as partners. Miami

Ink/I> chronicles their journey as they deal with rude customers, difficult requests for tattoo designs and celebrities looking for the perfect piece of body art.The episode airs October 10 at 10pm EST on The Learning Channel (TLC), the same day Banks’ Rotten Apple is released.