A week after fabricating a story about purchasing a $55 million G5 jet for his birthday, 21-year-old rapper Soulja Boy has revealed that he has begun the painful process of getting his face tattoos removed.

On Thursday morning (August 4), the 'Pretty Boy Swag' rapper surprised fans with a tweet announcing the removal of his some of his most infamous ink, which includes "SODMG," the acronym for his Stacks On Deck Money Gang label above his left eyebrow, the phrase "A LIFE" above his right, Chinese characters down his left cheek, and a cross under his right eye.

"Just woke in new york its a good day bless everybody reading this tweet live it up," Soulja Boy tweeted. "I'm getting my face tattoos removed today."

The removal, a procedure more painful than the initial tattoing, is perhaps an effort to discourage the growing trend of face tats in hip-hop, which his mentor 50 Cent has criticized in the past.

"That's the craziest thing," 50 explained in an interview back in March. "Not necessarily Gucci [Mane], but to tattoo your face says that there's not a possibility that you can actually walk into a legitimate establishment without makeup covering your face every day. That does not work."

While he has yet to tweet photos of his new grill, Soulja Boy is currently hard at work (on Twitter, anyway) promoting his new Ocean Gang anthem, 'Swag Daddy.'

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