“Forever linked in ink to my favorite,” Stewart wrote of her Snoop Dogg upper arm tattoo.
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s friendship has gone from legendary to everlasting, after the famous broadcaster debuted a new tattoo of the rapper smack-bang on her upper arm. Stewart uploaded a photo of the new ink to her Instagram over the weekend, accompanying the post with the caption: “My Dogg!… Forever linked in ink to my favorite [Snoop Dogg].”
The tattoo features a portrait of a sunglasses-wearing Snoop Dogg looking rather pensive in black and grey ink. For her part, Stewart is smiling profusely at tattooist Scott Campbell. “I got to tattoo a legend onto a legend,” Campbell wrote in his own post. “I can retire now.” In response, Stewart said the pair had “caused a stir with this exquisite piece of ink,” and asked the artist to “think what we can do next.”
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The veracity of the tattoo is yet to be determined, given that the stunt formed part of a Super Bowl commercial for the shoe brand Sketchers. The advert also sees Stewart performing a definitely CGI’d round of gymnastics while wearing the shoes, and otherwise pottering around her home with flowers.
It marks the latest development in what might be the most unlikely of Hollywood pairings, with Moop (a power couple name I just though of) first meeting on the set of Stewart’s namesake show in 2008. Since then, the pair have spoken fondly of each other in interviews, collaborated for a collection of wines, and co-hosted the 2016 reality series Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.
Stewart joins Gordon Ramsay as one of Snoop’s celebrity chef clients, with the rapper last year announcing that he was in talks with Ramsay to open a restaurant together. The tattoo commercial comes ahead of the 2023 Super Bowl LVII, which will see the Philadelphia Eagles face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Arizona today (February 13).
Rhianna is due to perform as part of the football game’s halftime show, with reports emerging last week that the singer had re-adjusted her setlist more than 36 times. Last year’s event featured a group performance by the likes of Snoop, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar,