The human body is a work of art. And these celebrities have no problem layering on the art by inking up their own physiques.
Stars such as Post Malone, Lil Wayne and more just love getting their bodies done up with tons o’ tats.
However, these inkings aren’t just reserved for the skin on their legs, arms, stomachs and other body parts that shall not be named. The face is very visible piece of real estate for celeb tattoos both big and small.
While the number of inks that some boldface names have on their bodies goes into the high double digits, some just have a few adorning their skin.
Malone, 26, has more than 65 tattoos including portraits of late singers Kurt Cobain and Lil Peep, Jesus Christ, a Playboy bunny, President John F. Kennedy and many, many more.
The Texan previously shed some light on his extensive body art and explained why he decided to get tattoos. “I’m a ugly-ass motherf – – ker,” Malone told GQ in an interview published last year. “[The face tattoos do] 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.”
These celebs are really making their mark(s), so scroll through to learn more about their face tattoos!
The “Rockstar” rapper has a plethora of face tattoos and attributes his love of ink to a lack of confidence in his appearance. Malone’s tattoos include a sword, the phrases “Always Tired” and “Stay Away,” a deck of cards and barbed wire on his forehead.
The Maroon 5 frontman showed off his (fake) rose tattoo in December, at an event for his Calirosa tequila brand at Art Basel Miami. The 42-year-old’s ink could be a reference to his pink liquor, as well as a sweet and rosy tribute to the his 5-year-old daughter, Dusty Rose.
But fans shouldn’t get toon excited! Shortly after debuting his tat, he revealed that it was actually an faux one and just for show. He explained on social media that he’s “too f – – kin’ vain to get a tattoo on my face.”
The Young Money Entertainment hitmaker has many tats on his face, including the words “Fear God” on his eyelids, “Misunderstood”on the left side of his forehead, a cross, a pair of sunglasses, the number 17 and “mercy” written on his cheek.
The “Over It” singer recently showed her love for her new boyfriend, rapper LVRD Pharaoh (née Larry), with a face tattoo of his name next to her left eye.
However, the 25-year-old was slammed for her choice of art by fans shortly after she debuted it on Instagram. “I cant keep defending summer walker. that new tattoo … she’s so damn stupid,” one fan tweeted at the time of “Larry” permanently inscribed on her mug. “I’m disappointed in Summer Walker at this point. why tf would she go and tattoo that man name on her faceeee?” wrote another.
The Game unveiled his tattoo of the infinity symbol and the number “8” in February 2020. The G-Unit rapper got the ink to pay tribute to Lakers player Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash last year. The Game also has a teardrop and red star on his cheek.
Brown shocked fans with his love of sneakers when he got the Air Jordan 3 shoe inked on the side of his face last year. He first showed off the sporty artwork at the 2020 Grammy Awards. The design’s placement is right under his Black Pyramid clothing brand logo.
The video vixen has the names of her sons Bash and Slash written on the top of her forehead.
Rose, 38, shares son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz — who goes by Bash — with ex-husband Wiz Khalifa. With boyfriend Alexander “AE” Edwards, she is mom to Slash Electric Alexander Edwards.
Khalifa has several teardrops under his right eye, a marijuana plant and his son Bash’s name on his forehead.
His look received much backlash at the time of its debut, and Presley addressed the hate. “If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it,” he said on Instagram Live. “It says misunderstood because that’s how I felt my entire life,” Gerber added at the time. “F – – k you if you don’t like it.”
Kehlani’s bod is full of precious art that extends to her face and neck. The 26-year-old “Distraction” singer has the queen of hearts symbol lodged on her left temple as well as the Spanish saying “espíritu libre” (meaning “free spirit”).
The “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” singer debuted a large tattoo on his face in September 2019. Carter, 34, has the Greek monster Medusa drawn on the side of his visage as well as the word “love” under his eye. He also has the name of his on-again, off-again girlfriend and baby mama, Melanie, above his eyebrow.
The former Nickelodeon star took to Instagram in 2019 to show off her heart-shaped face ink. The 35-year-old also has other tattoos such as angel wings on her forearm, Hebrew writing and the phrase “see you on the other side” on her left leg.
Kat Von D
This makeup mogul and tattoo artist is known for her variety of colorful and intricately-designed body art. With more than 102 inks to her name etched on her body, many take up residence on her face. The 39-year-old has a small lightning bolt under her right eye as well as a cluster of stars around her left.
The 41-year-old “Trap House” rapper has a sweet tattoo on his cheek. He has an illustration of an ice cream cone on the right side of his face as well as three tear drops and a dove on the other side.
The Migos member has several tattoos embellishing his face. He has his daughter Kulture’s (whom he shares with wife Cardi B) moniker, a cross, several hearts, an angel playing guitar, the word “blessed” and Paris’ Eiffel Tower on his face. The 29-year-old also has the name of his son, Kody, on his chin.