Post Malone opens up about his famed face tattoos, saying that he’s gotten the ink to boost his confidence about his appearance.
‘I’m a ugly-ass motherf***er,’ the 24-year-old rapper said in a new chat with
‘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.’
Smokin’ Aces: Post Malone, 24, opens up about his famed face tattoos, saying that he’s gotten the ink to boost his confidence about his appearance
The Circles rapper has facial tattoos of the phrases ‘Stay away’ and ‘Always tired’ on his mug, as well as a gauntlet, a buzz saw and a ball-and-chain flail. (He said of his choices: ‘Since I was a kid, I’ve always been obsessed with knights and medieval times and ancient Egypt and ancient Rome and s*** like that.’)
Malone echoed a similar sentiment in regards to his looks in a 2018 chat with Tim
‘It’s alright, I got a face for radio anyways, so I figured, why not?’ he said, adding, ‘anything to piss my mom off!’
Elsewhere in the article, the Stoney artist attributed some of his success to his authenticity, citing wisdom from Talking Heads singer David Byrne.
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The Circles rapper has facial tattoos of the phrases ‘Stay away’ and ‘Always tired’ on his mug, as well as a gauntlet, a buzz saw and a ball-and-chain flail
On the grind: Malone was seen onstage in Philadelphia last month
‘You don’t have to sing good,’ he said. ‘You just gotta be real about it. It’s like David Byrne said: “The better you sound, the less people will believe you.”‘
The Rockstar performer, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, explained past remarks he made downplaying the quality of his music as, ‘A little self-deprecation goes a long way.’
Malone added: ‘I don’t think my songs are s***y. I worked real hard on them. But I think that’s a way for me to say, ‘Not everybody’s going to like your s***, and there’s a lot of people who don’t like your s***, and it’s okay.’