With a new album [click to read], a successful tour, and flourishing fashion presence, producer Pharrell
Williams
is gettin’ his grown man on and starting with a clean slate…quite literally.

The N.E.R.D frontman and fashion trend setter revealed this week to Brittish Vogue that his tattoos no longer fit his lifestyle and so he is
trying a revolutionary new tattoo removal procedure, which involves applying replicated skin over old body art.

“It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking
skin from your ass or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for
you,”
he explained. “First you have to give them a sample of your skin,
which they then replicate. Once that’s been done, they sew it on – and
it’s seamless.”

The
current–and most common– form of tattoo removal is laser treatment
which is not only a lengthy process, but excruciatingly painful. The
new grafting procedure should be a faster, less painful alternative.

Sound pricey? That’s because it is. While Pharrell wouldn’t give exact numbers, he did say that regardless of the price he plans to go ahead with the procedure:

“It’s going to be pricey, but worth it,” he says. “I got fire on my arms! I’m a grown man!”