It's probably the latter. The rapper is notorious for his heavily tattooed appearance and he shows no signs of slowing down. But this time, he's decided to completely switch up his look with a new tattoo and a crazy haircut!
You'll want to see this one, ladies and gentlemen. Keep scrolling to see his shocking new look...
It's been one hell of a decade for Post Malone...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.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...
He's won a handful of awards, too...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...Post Malone is one of the biggest names in music of 2019.
But, when he isn't known for his music...He's known for something else entirely.
Post has a rather distinct style...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...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...From his head to his toes in tattoos.
And his face is no exception to his love of ink...
His bizarre choice of ink sparked a lot of controversy...
I feel @PostMalone’s new tat on a visceral level— Marisa Mendez 🧜🏼♀️ (@Marisa Mendez 🧜🏼♀️)1528402699.0
His ink turned him into somewhat of a meme...
.@PostMalone stole my face tattoo 🙄 https://t.co/3X6uAA84Ec— TJ (@TJ)1528401900.0
And his explanation for the puzzling words was nothing short of fantastic...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."
They seem to be working well for him...Because Post just doesn't seem to be stopping with the face tats.
A lot of people are left baffled by Post's choice to cover his face in this way...But surely there must be a reason behind all of this?
Post recently opened up in an interview with GQ...He adorned the cover of the GQ Spring/Summer issue and he explained that his tattoos are, in fact, a defensive strategy.
He feels that he is ugly...He explained, "I'm an ugly-ass mother******. 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."
This isn't the first time that Post has spoken of his insecurities...Back in 2018, he echoed his feelings of insecurities in a chat with Tim Westwood TV about the reason behind the facial tats. He said, "It's alright, I got a face for radio anyways, so I figured, why not? Anything to p**s my mom off." Okaaaay.
It is actually quite sad that Post has these insecurities...
So it comes as no surprise that he's recently expanded his collection yet again...Debuting a whole new look, Post has shown us just how far he'll go to make sure every inch of his body is filled with ink.
But this time, he's also had a crazy haircut to match with his new tattoo.And we can't quite believe our eyes.
Neither can this user.She claims she draws the line here.
We totally miss his curls too...
Did i just cry because Post Malone shaved his head bald? YES. And im not sorry. I love his curls and I want them back 😢— Crispy Boy 🍻 (@Crispy Boy 🍻)1592750228.0
This Twitter user expressed his plea with a poem...
Roses are red Violets are blue Post malone stop with the shitty tattoos— 神のような (@神のような)1592767729.0
We kind of expected this...
OH MY FUCKING GOD! POST MALONE SHAVED HIS HEAD AND GOT A NEW TATTOO.— lili🧚♀️ (@lili🧚♀️)1592760075.0
But there are some people that are loving it.I mean, I could get used to it...
I have to admit, he is rocking the look.
me over here every time post malone gets a new head or face tattoo https://t.co/dTTPhA5sCH— chel🐝 (@chel🐝)1592751635.0