Wed, Sep 12, 2012 10:40 AM EDT

We'll keep this post short since there are more pressing news stories than Chris Brown's neck tattoos. But just in case you were wondering, his representatives have denied allegations that his new neck tattoo of a woman's face with strange markings on it was an homage to his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. "His tattoo is a sugar skull [associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead] and a MAC cosmetics design he saw," [Brown's rep told the good people at TMZ.](http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/11/chris-brown-tattoo-sugar-skull-day-of-the-...) "It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported."