Post Malone explains why he got those face tattoos

The Circles singer, 24, opened up about his many face tattoos in his new GQ Style cover story, sharing that there’s more behind the ink than a desire to keep up with the latest tattoo trend.

“I’m a ugly-ass motherfu**er,” Post told the outlet. “(The face tattoos do) maybe come from a place of insecurity to where I don’t like how I look, so I’m going to put something cool on there so I can look at myself and say, ‘You look cool, kid’ and have a modicum of self-confidence when it comes to my appearance.”

Post Malone attends a Super Bowl Party at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Picture: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for FanaticsSource:Getty Images

Malone’s entire body is covered in ink, but on his face, the rapper recently added a bloody buzz saw and a medieval gauntlet holding a flail to his already extensive collection.

He has the words “always” and “tired” tattooed underneath each eye, a knife near his right ear, playing cards by his hairline, the phrase “stay away” on his forehead and tree branches by his temple as well as smaller designs like a heart, a Playboy bunny and more.

The Texas native also openly discussed his mental health, citing the drug-related deaths of peers Mac Miller, Lil Peep and Juice WRLD as inspiration and saying he could have suffered the same fate.

“Middle school, I would cry myself to sleep every fu**in’ day,” he revealed. “High school, the same thing. I tried to drink some beers to get rid of that sh*t, but it just never goes away. And I don’t think that’s anybody’s fault; it has to do with something predisposed in you.”

Post Malone performs in concert during his Runaway Tour. Picture: Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP

Post Malone performs in concert during his Runaway Tour. Picture: Owen Sweeney/Invision/APSource:AP

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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