The 24-year-old rapper debuted a large skull tattoo over his ear took to Instagram on Sunday alongside a sweet message to his fans, urging them to “stay strong” in the midst of social unrest and the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“I have cut my hair even shorter, also skeletons are cool. Spread your heart as much as you can. A little love goes farther than you think. Stay strong, and keep kicking a**. Love, Austin,” Malone (whose real name is Austin Richard Post) captioned a dimly-lit selfie that showed off his new fresh ink and cut buzz.
The stylized skull design that stretches around Malone ‘s head on the right side next to his other iconic face tattoos, like a dagger sword, a hammer, two ace-playing cards, and the phrase “Stay Away” scribed above his right eyebrow.
“The man needed more room for tats,” an Instagram user wrote in the comment section. “Sheesh probably took 10 hours,” another user said.
The new body art of Malone comes after the hip-hop star opened up to GQ Style why he keeps covering his face with tattoos — a personal decision that has both captivated and puzzled fans.
He told the portal, “I’m a ugly-ass motherf—er,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.”
In February, Malone got inked with a slew of face tattoos adding bloody buzzsaw design, which were on his left cheekbone.
The body art is close to half of his 2018 tattoo that reads “Always Tired” famously.
The star placed the first word under his right eye while the second one is placed under his left eye. The text, written in loose cursive, is placed strategically to cover up any dark circles when he feels drowsy indeed.