28/12/2012 05:03 GMT | Updated 26/02/2013 05:12 GMT

Chris Brown 'Removes Karrueche Tran Tattoo As Gesture To Rihanna'

Chris Brown has apparently had a tattoo of his ex-girlfriend's name removed.

According to The Sun, the US singer had an inking of Karrueche Tran's name lasered off as a "love gesture" to on-off flame Rihanna.

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Chris and Rihanna have spent time together over Christmas

The news comes after Chris and Rihanna - who split in 2009 after he was arrested for assaulting the 'Diamonds' star - were spotted courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers holiday game in downtown LA.

After the outing Rihanna tweeted a snap of herself with Chris posing beside a car with the caption "Thuglife".

Meanwhile, model Karrueche posted a picture of herself online in lingerie blowing a kiss to the singer with the message, "Merry Christmas baby". In return he "liked" the photo.

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