Post Malone may be famous for his over-the-top style, but even he’s not immune from self-esteem struggles.
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 motherf—ker,” 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.”
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.
“Middle school, I would cry myself to sleep every f—kin’ day,” he revealed. “High school, the same thing. I tried to drink some beers to get rid of that s—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.”