Post Malone says his face tattoos “maybe come from a place of insecurity”

“I'm a ugly-ass motherfucker"

Post Malone has spoken about his face tattoos, suggesting that they may “come from a place of insecurity”.

The rapper/singer is renowned for his numerous tattoos, which include the words “always” and “tired” under each eye and his most recent additions: a buzzsaw and a medieval gauntlet on his face.

Speaking to GQ Style, Malone initially joked about his appearance before talking about the deeper reasons behind his decision to get face tattoos.

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“I’m a ugly-ass motherfucker,” Malone said. “[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.”

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Speaking about his love of tattoos back in 2018, Malone joked that he did it “to piss my mom off”.

“It’s not right. I got a face for radio anyways, so why not?” he added.

Last month, Malone paid tribute to Mac Miller during his show in the late rapper’s hometown of Pittsburgh.

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The two rappers were close friends before Miller’s death in September 2018 following an accidental overdose. The pair were apparently close to making a collaborative album together before Miller’s passing.

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