In a recent interview with GQ, the multi-talented artist Post Malone revealed a surprising side of himself – one filled with insecurities and self-doubt. Despite his undeniable swagger, the musician described himself as an “ugly-a** motherf***er,” confessing that his face tattoos serve as a disguise for his lack of self-confidence.
“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,” Malone explained.
With over 65 tattoos, each with its own unique meaning, Post Malone has become a walking canvas. The “Congratulations” singer got his first tattoo while working on his album “Stony” alongside Justin Bieber. He recalled the moment, saying, “I was just like, ‘You know what? Justin Bieber’s got some tats. And, I love you, but I know I’m way tougher than you.’ [I got] a Playboy bunny tattoo for my first tattoo. I don’t know why.”
Among his extensive collection, some notable tattoos include a sword, Japanese waves, a ball and chain, and the infamous “Always Tired” script under his left and right eye. While fans have speculated that the phrase reflects his hectic schedule and lack of sleep, Malone set the record straight, admitting that it had nothing to do with insomnia.
“I tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters,” he revealed in an interview with Capital XTRA. “I guess … ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired so I didn’t f***ing realize.”
Post Malone’s openness about his insecurities and the meaning behind his tattoos has resonated with fans around the world. Many have praised him for his honesty and vulnerability, appreciating the fact that even successful celebrities struggle with self-image.
In an era where social media often portrays a filtered and idealized version of reality, Malone’s willingness to share his flaws and imperfections is refreshing. It serves as a reminder that even those who seem to have it all can still face internal battles and insecurities.
Post Malone’s candidness about his insecurities and the significance of his tattoos has captivated audiences worldwide. His willingness to share his vulnerabilities serves as a reminder that even the most successful individuals can struggle with self-doubt. By embracing his imperfections, Post Malone has become an inspiration for many, encouraging others to embrace their own flaws and find self-confidence in unexpected ways.