Amber Rose has opened up about her controversial new face tattoo, and according to the mother of two, it was the death of late NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, that inspired her to get inked.

"I gotta be honest. And I don't want this to sounds corny or whatever. After Kobe died... it made me reflect on my life. And I don't want people to be like 'Oh Kobe died, and you went and got a tattoo.' But it was kind of like that," she shared during an appearance on One on One with Keyshia Cole.

"My dad had cancer when he was like 40. And he went through remission, and he's good, but he almost died, and I'm 36, and I was like I've been wanting this tattoo for a long time," she continued. "And I was like 'Life is so short,' just do it. Just live your best life. It's just like -- with no regrets. That's just how I felt, and I'm happy I did it."

Her forehead tattoo, which is the names of her two sons, has been slammed by her followers, who feel that the beauty has ruined her face by getting inked.