Despite his tough-guy raps on tracks like 'S--- on My Mind,' we know that Bow Wow is a sweetheart deep down. The 24-year-old rapper recently announced that he has a daughter, and it looks like he is really embracing his fatherhood since he got a tattoo in honor of his baby girl.

At first, Bow Wow seemed to be struggling with the fact that he is a young father, missing his daughter Shai's birth back in April, royally pissing off his baby mama Joie Chavis (she even left his name off of the birth certificate). However, Bow Wow seems to be coming around and getting in touch with his fatherly instincts. The rapper recently inked his daughter's name 'Shai' onto his wrist, which will serve as a reminder of his parental duties and cement his role as the child's father.

In an open letter to his fans announcing his fatherhood, Bow Wow gushed over his aborable little girl. He wrote, "My lil girl is getting BIG fast. I love every minute of it ... She inspires me to go harder. Even made me treat my mother better, it’s like it made me into a man over night.”

To see Bow Wow's latest piece of ink in honor of his daughter, head over to Straight From the A, who has exclusive pictures from his tattoo session.