Q On the cover of his new Pain Is Love disc, Ja Rule sports an elegantly scripted ”Pain is Love” tattoo. Is it real?

A Tat’s a fact. The rapper’s had it for three years and decided to make it the title of his No. 1 record. ”I don’t think he’d get a tattoo just for an album cover,” says a spokeswoman for Def Jam, which sent out temporary tattoo replicas as promo items. His next disc, due fall 2002, will be The Last Temptation. ”As far as I know, it’s not tattooed on his body anywhere,” adds the rep. Either way, that title’s better than Birthmark on My Knee.

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