Post Malone Gets Huge New Face Tattoo to Celebrate the New Year | 22 Words

What's the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Post Malone?

Is it his music? His whacky fashion sense? Or his heavy abundance of tattoos?

It's probably the latter. The rapper is notorious for his heavily tattooed appearance and, as a way to welcome in 2020, Post has had yet another addition to his already inked face. But, fans are divided about the newest addition to his already vast tattoo collection...

It's been one hell of a decade for Post Malone.

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Post, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, is a rapper who specializes in genres such as hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock.

The New York-born rapper has shot up to unprecedented levels of fame in the last few years.

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Post released his debut album, August 26th back in 2016, but didn't make it into the charts until the release of his 2017 single, "Rockstar."

His music has been a roaring success.

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As of this year alone, Post has sold over sixty million records just here in the U.S.

He's won a handful of awards, too.

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The rapper has achieved 2 American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award, which is a pretty impressive feat considering he only rose to fame 2 years ago.

So, it's needless to say...

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Post Malone is one of the biggest names in music of 2019.

But, when he isn't known for his music...

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He's known for something else entirely.

Post has a rather distinct style.

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The rapper's "quirky" dress sense has made him, not only one of the most successful musicians of the year, but the most recognized.

And it isn't difficult to see why...

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His heavily tattooed face and body, his long hair, which is sometimes transformed into a mullet, and eccentric dress sense are all to thank for this.

Post is literally covered...

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From his head to his toes in tattoos.

And his face is no exception to his love of ink...

Last year, he got the words "Always" and "Tired" tattooed under his eyes. That's one way to cover the bags, I suppose...

His bizarre new choice of ink sparked a lot of controversy...

Though many found that they could relate to Post's "always tired" eyes.

His fresh ink turned him into somewhat of a meme...

Because, we too, are "always tired."

And his explanation for the puzzling words was nothing short of fantastic.

“I tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters," Malone told Tim Westwood during London’s Wireless Festival last weekend. “I guess ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired so I didn’t realize."

And, more importantly...

He just wanted to annoy his mom. He later added about his tattoos, “Anything to piss my mom off."

But the under-eye tattoos can't have annoyed his mom too much...

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Because he's now gone and got himself another face tattoo.

Many people were taken back at the appearance of his new ink.

When will he stop?! Many social media users were quick to slam the rapper for his "reckless" tattoo, and some noted that he has "ruined a beautiful face."

But some were simply inspired.

Face tattoos in 2020, anyone?

Now, I know what you're thinking...

Is there even room for any more ink on the rapper's face?

Apparently, there is.

Because the rapper is the proud new owner of a rather menacing looking gauntlet holding onto a ball and chain that snakes down the side of his face. Post's tattoo artist, Kyle Hediger, shared a photo of the fresh ink, writing, "Last tattoo of 2019. Gauntlet on the baby boy @postmalone love u. 2020 is going to be next level. Love you all."

And Post himself was quick to share his newest addition to his growing ink collection.

The rapper posed for a mirror selfie, telling his 19.5 million Instagram followers to have a "good ass new year." Post is a human canvas now, so it's difficult to picture what he'd look like without his heavily inked exterior. Well, someone has given us a glimpse into what he could look like if he had never had any of his tattoos, all thanks to a little bit of photoshop. Keep scrolling to see the full video...