Claw Tattoo + You Don't Mess With Your Trademark

Claw Tattoo + You Don't Mess With Your Trademark - Ruff Ryders' Eve has opened up about her image and why her mother initially called her signature tattooed claws chest a tacky look.

Speaking in an interview from Inked Magazine, Eve also updated fans on her career away from the music scene.

In the issue, Eve revealed that her mother hated her signature claw print tattoos, which have become one of Eve's trademarks. "My mom said it was the tackiest thing she'd ever seen," Eve revealed. "Yet years later it was her mom who insisted she not remove them.

Hey, you don't mess with your trademark, right?" Eve also revealed that she is in the process of shedding her bad girl image with high-profile appearances on television series like Glee and the upcoming VH1 scripted reality show, Single Ladies. "I hate it when people say, The old Eve, the old Eve. No! I can't pretend to be that girl anymore,"

Eve said. "If I did people would see that and be like, Why is she trying to be that same person?"