*A rep for Chris Brown is clarifying the new ink on the singer’s neck, which was thought to be an image of either Rihanna’s face or a battered woman.

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The rep claims his tattoo is actually a Mexican-themed skull in commemoration of Dia de los Muertos.

“His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw,” the rep tells TMZ.  “It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”

According to the tattoo artist, Chris brought him the “sugar skull” design from a MAC ad the singer had seen.