A Complete List Of (Pretty Much) Every Tattoo On Post Malone's Face & Body

A Complete List Of (Pretty Much) Every Tattoo On Post Malone's Face & Body
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Body art is full of meanings and symbolism for the individual who gets them, and tattoos have long been popular with musical artists as another way to express the unique sense of style and personality you hear through their music.

Post Malone, 24, who wrapped up the last year as Spotify's most streamed artist of 2019 following the release of his third album "Hollywood's Bleeding," is just one of many famous rappers/singers/hip-hop artists who've chosen to cover large portions of their bodies with tattoos.

Just before New Year's Eve, he was spotted with some fresh ink — a face tattoo of a gauntlet and flail running from down his right jawline (see the picture in number 10 below). And last month, he added another face tattoo — a bloody buzzsaw on his left cheek (see image in number 11 below).

To date, Post Malone has at least 43 tattoos we could identify, though it's a safe bet he may be hiding, and soon getting, more.

In 2016, Malone, who got his rapper name by putting his real name — Austin Richard Post — into an online rap name generator, told GQ his tattoos are products of "spur of the moment" decisions.

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"Justin Bieber was the guy that inspired me to get tattoos because we was in the studio and I was like, 'Hey, man. Does that hurt?' Because that's when I first had just met him, and he was like, 'No.''"

But earlier this week, he went a bit deeper and got more vulnerable about the motivation behind his growing list of face tattoos.

“I'm a ugly-a— motherf—r,” he told GQ. “It does 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.”

If you want to know which tattoos Post Malone has in personal ink collection, you've come to the right place.

Here is a list of every tattoo we currently know exists on Post Malone's face and body, including pictures, meanings and symbolism of some of our (and his) favorites.

Face tattoos:

1. Small Playboy bunny under his right eye

2. Smiley face under his right eye

3. Small heart on his right cheek

4. Claymore sword on the right side of his face

Post joked that this special weapon, "dedicated to his love for medieval props ... would beat out the dagger-happy obsession of 21 Savage," with whom he toured during the European leg of his "beerbongs & bentleys" tour.


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5. Playing cards on the right side of his forehead

6. Japanese "etchings" on the left side of his face

Per an article on Beat, Malone had this one done by a tattoo artist in Tokyp known as Ganji.

7. Barbed wire on his forehead


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8. “Stay away” above his right eye

Malone told TMZ that he got this tattoo on his face to make his mom mad.

"I kinda just wanted, I don't know, to piss off my mom," he said. "I know she's really upset but I love you so much, Mama. You're the best. I'm sorry."

Other than that, he said the words aren’t literally directed to tell people to keep their distance from him. They're simply song lyrics, he says.

"I figured, how ignorant can I be and just f****** tattooed my face, you know what I mean, and just have fun."

9. "Always tired" on his face

Speaking with Tim Westwood at the Wireless Festival in July 2018, Malone said, "I tried to do something that's relatively the same length of letters [under each eye]. But I guess always is more letters than tired ... but I was tired, so I didn't realize."

"Any more for the face?" Westwood then asked.

"Oh, hell yeah," Malone replied, "Oh, it's coming ... Face for radio, so why the --- not? I figure it makes me interesting. Plus, I live in Salt Lake City, so I like to piss off the Mormons."

10. Gauntlet and flail on his right jawline

Caught on the street by one of TMZ's reporters just before New Year's Eve, Post revealed that this one "hurt like a motherf—er ... It's like a big spiked ball on a chain. It's pretty brutal."

11. Bloody buzzsaw on his left cheek

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Hand and finger tattoos:

12. Barbed wire on his knuckles

13-19. Portraits across seven of his fingers

Malone has portraits of seven of his favorite artists — Elvis Presley, Kurt Kobain, Dimebag Darrel, John Lennon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Harrison, and Bankroll Fresh — on seven of his fingers as inspiration.

Without them, he "wouldn’t be making music right now,” Malone told GQ.

20. Grizzly bear head on his right hand

21. John F Kennedy, Jr. on his left hand


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Feeling patriotic, Post Malone let tattoo artist Victor Modafferi ink his hand with an image of John F. Kennedy.

Already inked with celebrities that he claims "inspire" him, he believed that JFK "was a guy that everyone should model their Americanism" after. Another reason for getting this tattoo is simply because Malone "loves America."

22. “Rest easy” spread across his fingers

23. Saint Jude and his inner demon on his left hand

24. A knight fighting in a battle on his right hand

25. Cartier Love bangle screw on his finger

The rapper is obviously a fan of the French jewelry company Cartier. He took the initiative to tattoo a screw from the iconic Cartier Love collection design on his finger, calling it "the most painful" tattoo in his life. He felt like it was "tattooing his soul."

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Arm tattoos:

26. An M16 encircled by a Gadsden 'don't tread on me" rattlesnake on his left arm

This tattoo has to do with the second amendment, i.e., the right to bear arms.

27. Lil Peep's face on his left arm

Rapper Lil Peep died back in November of 2017. He and Post Malone were friends and in honor of Lil Peep’s life, he tattooed a picture of him on his shoulder. Malone said in an interview with TMZ “this man was going to change music forever and his music is going to live on forever."

28. Johnny Cash on his left arm


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29. Praying hands with a gun on his right arm

30. Himself as a knight riding on a white horse on his right forearm

Inspired by Steve-O, who infamously has a tattoo of his own face on his back, Malone found a picture of a knight riding a horse online and replaced the man's face with his own.

31. “So far, so good… so what” on his left forearm

32. Stone cold skull with the Texas flag and a gold grill on his left inner forearm

33. Gadsden rattlesnake on his left forearm

34. Playboy bunny on his left forearm

This was Malone's first tattoo.

"My first tattoo was this Playboy bunny right here. I was playing basketball with Justin Bieber and while it was healing, and he just messed up the whole thing. But it still looks kind of tight. it looks like magma. Justin did apologize but he's gonna have to buy me a new one."

35. World War I soldier on his right forearm

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Leg tattoos:

36. Fallout Vault Boy tattoo on his left leg

37. Skull tattoo with Cherokee headdress on his right leg

Neck and upper body tattoos:

38. Eagle tattoo on the neck

39. Bison skull tattoo on his throat

40. Dagger or sword through his collar bone

41. Jesus on his chest

42. Skull and cross bones on his left ribcage

43. "Come and take them" in Greek across his stomach

As explained on Reddit, "It's Ancient Greek. 'Μολών Λαβέ' meaning 'Come and take them' as someone already said before me. It was said by Leonidas when King Xerxes demanded that the Spartans surrender their weapons. The phrase is also the emblem of the I Army Corps of Greece and the Second Infantry Division of Cyprus.

P.S: I just now found out that 'Come and take it' was used in Texas revolution as well, so that explains why Austin has the phrase tattooed on him."

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Shavella St.Preux is a writer with a Bachelor's degree in journalism from the State University of New York at Buffalo.