Cardi B gets a surprise lip piercing at an LA shop before re-activating her

Cardi B gets a surprise lip piercing at an LA shop before re-activating her Instagram to promote new single with Bruno Mars

Just two days after surprisingly de-activating her Instagram account, new Grammy winner Cardi B returned to the Gram, while surprising an LA piercing/tattoo shop.

The 26-year-old rapper made a surprise visit at the City of Angels Tattoo Shop, according to TMZ, to get her bottom lip pierced.

She also selfies with owner Luis Vega and his staff, while Cardi returned to Instagram to promote her new song with Bruno Mars.

Surprise visit: Cardi B stops by Luis Vega's (left) City of Angels Tattoo shop to get her lower lip pierced on Monday before taking selfies with the owner and his staff.

Surprise visit: Cardi B stops by Luis Vega’s (left) City of Angels Tattoo shop to get her lower lip pierced on Monday before taking selfies with the owner and his staff.

Vega told TMZ that Cardi randomly showed up at his shop on Monday, a day after winning the Grammy for Best Rap Album for her studio debut, Invasion of Privacy.

He said that he didn’t know she was Cardi B until they started talking, and after she told him she was from New York, he mentioned that she sounded like Cardi B.

After seeing her entourage outside, he realized she really was Cardi B, with Vega revealing he charged her just $25 for the piercing.

Bargain piercing: After seeing her entourage outside, he realized she really was Cardi B, with Vega revealing he charged her just $25 for the piercing

Bargain piercing: After seeing her entourage outside, he realized she really was Cardi B, with Vega revealing he charged her just $25 for the piercing

‘Guess who came in to the shop today so random @iamcardib to get her bottom lip piercing at @cityofangelstattoo so blessed I had the privilege to meet her at my shop,’ Vega said in an Instagram photo from Monday.

Inspired by her visit, he also announced a special price for all piercings for the rest of this month.  

‘WE WERE BLESED TO HAVE CARDI B AT @cityofangelstattoos to show love tho month we are doing all piercings 20$ each for the rest of the month. STOP BY AND GET YOURS TODAY,’ Vega said in a post from Wednesday.

New song: After a two-day hiatus/'retirement' from Instagram, Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) returned with the cover art of her new single with Bruno Mars

New song: After a two-day hiatus/’retirement’ from Instagram, Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) returned with the cover art of her new single with Bruno Mars

After a two-day hiatus/’retirement’ from Instagram, Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) returned with the cover art of her new single with Bruno Mars.

‘Ok so I’m back from retirement to announce I have a brand new song coming out Friday at midnight with @brunomars.’

The artwork features Cardi wearing a purple ensemble including a studded purple and black bra, purple and black bottoms, fishnets and a black and purple jacket with tassels.

Mars is wearing a neon green shirt under a turquoise dress shirt with black pinstriped pants and two wallet chains.    

Not holding back: Cardi B took to Instagram on Monday to post a since-deleted clip of herself using very colorful language while ranting about the criticism she has received over her Best Rap Album win which made her the first solo female ever to win the prize

Not holding back: Cardi B took to Instagram on Monday to post a since-deleted clip of herself using very colorful language while ranting about the criticism she has received over her Best Rap Album win which made her the first solo female ever to win the prize

Ouch: The 26-year-old rap queen was quite active on Instagram on Monday as she post several videos including one of the bruising on her leg after her very physical performance of Money at the Grammys

Ouch: The 26-year-old rap queen was quite active on Instagram on Monday as she post several videos including one of the bruising on her leg after her very physical performance of Money at the Grammys

Queen: The previous night she made history as she became the first ever solo woman to take home Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy at the gala event held in Staples Center in LA

Queen: The previous night she made history as she became the first ever solo woman to take home Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy at the gala event held in Staples Center in LA

This came after a since-deleted clip of herself using very colorful language while ranting about the criticism she has received over her Best Rap Album win which made her the first solo female ever to win the prize.

Cardi obviously took issue with the criticisms as she later deleted her entire Instagram. 

She began the self-taken video by saying: ‘You know what, it’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else. That’s not my style and that’s not what I’m with and I don’t support that, however I’ve been taking a lot of s*** today.

‘I’m seeing a lot of bulls*** today and I saw a lot of s*** last night and I’m sick of this s***. I worked hard for my motherf***ing album.’

'I've been taking a lot of s*** today: Cardi seemingly had enough in the now-deleted video as she was frustrated over the criticism of her big win

‘I’ve been taking a lot of s*** today: Cardi seemingly had enough in the now-deleted video as she was frustrated over the criticism of her big win

'I worked hard for my motherf***ing album': Cardi said she was sick of the hate on social media

'I worked hard for my motherf***ing album': Cardi said she was sick of the hate on social media

‘I worked hard for my motherf***ing album’: Cardi said she was sick of the hate on social media

'Now this year's a f***ing problem?' Cardi then referenced her two nominations for Bodak Yellow at last year's Grammys where she came away empty handed

‘Now this year’s a f***ing problem?’ Cardi then referenced her two nominations for Bodak Yellow at last year’s Grammys where she came away empty handed

Cardi then referenced her two nominations for Bodak Yellow at last year’s Grammys where she came away empty handed.

She said: ‘Everybody was like, Cardi got snubbed! Cardi got snubbed! Now this year’s a f***ing problem? My album went two times platinum my n***a and every chart that there was my album was always top ten, number one album as well!’

Thee Bronx-native then referenced being pregnant during the recording of Invasion Of Privacy as well as during the filming of the music videos as she said: ‘I f***ing worked my a** off, locked myself in the studio for three months my n***a and then went to sleep in my own bed sometimes for four days straight—pregnant! 

'I f***ing worked my a** off': Thee Bronx-native then referenced being pregnant during the recording of Invasion Of Privacy as well as during the filming of the music videos

‘I f***ing worked my a** off’: Thee Bronx-native then referenced being pregnant during the recording of Invasion Of Privacy as well as during the filming of the music videos

‘Some songs couldn’t even get on the f***ing album because my nose was so f***ing stuffy from my pregnancy.’

She concluded the expletive-filled rant: ‘While everybody was harassing me like, you not gonna do it, we know you pregnant, your career’s over—that s–t’s dwelling in my f–king mind while I’m workin!’

The previous night, Cardi impressed as she won in the male-dominated category Best Rap Album beating out Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller.

Taken aback: On Sunday, she seemingly couldn't believe that she won as she was the fifth woman ever nominated for the award and the first to ever capture the Best Rap Album crown

Taken aback: On Sunday, she seemingly couldn't believe that she won as she was the fifth woman ever nominated for the award and the first to ever capture the Best Rap Album crown

Taken aback: On Sunday, she seemingly couldn’t believe that she won as she was the fifth woman ever nominated for the award and the first to ever capture the Best Rap Album crown 

She likes it! The emotional high point of the night happened as Cardi looked absolutely stunned as she won in the male-dominated category beating out Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller

She likes it! The emotional high point of the night happened as Cardi looked absolutely stunned as she won in the male-dominated category beating out Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller

'Bro look at all the bruises I have on my knees': In her latest Instagram post, Cardi documented the marks on her legs

‘Bro look at all the bruises I have on my knees’: In her latest Instagram post, Cardi documented the marks on her legs

Pain was worth it" Cardi concluded the video by saying: 'A b**** is really hurt out here but, um, the performance was amazing'

Pain was worth it" Cardi concluded the video by saying: 'A b**** is really hurt out here but, um, the performance was amazing'

Pain was worth it” Cardi concluded the video by saying: ‘A b**** is really hurt out here but, um, the performance was amazing’