Teen Mom star Bar Smith's face tattoo meaning revealed as he lasers off ink to move his life in a 'different direction'
THE MEANING behind Bar Smith's facial tattoos has been revealed as he undergoes the grueling process of having them removed.
The Teen Mom 2 star has shared his progress as he hopes to erase the ink to move his life in a "different direction."
Bar, 24, caused strain on his relationship with Ashley Jones when he headed for the tattoo shop instead of watching their daughter Holly in May of 2019.
The reality star unveiled his new ink that month, two large words engraved on top of his eyebrows and three teardrops on his cheeks.
The art, which read “NORM” and “YR474”, was created in memory of two of his friends that passed away from gang violence.
Although the identity of "NORM" hasn't been revealed, the second name, "YR474" has been linked to one of Bar's friends, rapper Young Rell.
Formally known as Terrell Blay, the 26-year-old was shot and killed in San Francisco in March of 2019.
According to police, there were no leads on the perpetrator, other than bystanders who watched him drive off in a sedan.
Bar has been very open about growing up in an environment plagued with violence, where shootings and other gang dealings were a common occurrence.
The TV personality's own brother, Troy Seales, was convicted of shooting and killing a man in 2018, though his family and friends have insisted he was wrongfully charged and wasn't involved.
When the father of one got his tattoos, he uploaded a video of the process to his Instagram page.
Bar captioned the clip: “When they took my brothers that sh*t was hard for me ??
“I wish I could’ve been there it would’ve went different and both y’all know that ? I’ll carry this pain forever, and forever promise it’s up with me ??? #YR474 #NORM," he explained.
Ashley and her baby daddy have had a very rocky relationship over the past four years, with his tattoos contributing to their disagreements.
Just days after he was arrested earlier this year for shooting off a gun he expressed his decision to get rid of the ink, much to his girlfriend's delight.
Bar has begun the excruciating process of their removal, which could take anywhere from six to ten sessions to complete.
When he returned to the salon for his second treatment, the young father videotaped himself while the specialists used lasers to reverse the tattoos.
As the lasering started, the TV star squirmed and said: "Hold on. Oh god. I got to get used to it again.
"I don't know why I thought it felt different…I lied to myself. I lied to myself. Alright. Okay."
The technician then advised him to take deep breaths to deal with the pain.
In July, Bar informed his fans he had started the removal process, writing on social media: "It’s all inflamed but first treatment done. Give it a few weeks to start seeing results #RemoveBarsTats.
"Thanks @_egobeauty for doing this! See y’all in a few weeks for the laser removal and all the other wellness things we are about to do."
According to a police report shared by the Instagram account @TeenMom.Tea, Bar was arrested on May 16, 2021, for "willful discharge of firearm in negligent manner."
Before he was released, he was held at Merced County Sheriff's Main Jail, and his bond was set at a hefty $25,000.
We pay for your stories!
Do you have a story for The US Sun team?
Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS
Source: Read Full Article