You can’t hate on Post Malone – forgetting his music for a hot-second (even though he has a super-human knack for producing a hit record) – he’s a bloody great guy.
I remember hearing White Iverson for the first time when I was #travelling and thinking ‘there’s a one-hit wonder if ever I heard one’. But proving the doubters wrong, Post has followed his early success up with record after record, culminating in his latest project, Hollywood’s Bleeding, which is currently sitting pretty at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Not bad for a one-hit wonder.
Post has carved out a unique lane for himself in the music bizz, helped by his iconic and somewhat eccentric look. His face tats and signature curly hair are a celebrated part of his identity, making him instantly recognisable around the world.
But what if he didn’t have them? What if he was just a clean-cut Joe Bloggs?
Well, a Photoshop expert – YouTuber Mitchell Wiggs – has shown us just how different he looks without all his ink and all I can say he looks very… different.
Check it out:
The Photoshop expert decided to smooth out Malone’s hair, trading his iconic curly locks for a slick undercut while removing his tattoos one by one, evening out his skin tone and getting rid of any sign of them.
Is it me or does he look like Chris Pine? Those eyes are piercing my soul.
Despite his obvious love-affair with ink, Post Malone’s face tattoos haven’t always been there. The Texan rapper decided to get “Always Tired” tattooed under his eyes in July of last year while his “Stay Away” tattoo was done back in 2017, according to NME.
When asked by Tim Westwood why he’d chosen ‘Always Tired’, he replied: “I tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters.
“I guess ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired, so I didn’t realise.”
When asked why he decided to start inking his face, he said: “Anything to piss my mum off.”
Before adding: “It’s not right. I got a face for radio anyways, so why not?”
What a rock star.
Interestingly, this comes after people actually thought that Post had discovered none-other than the Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne after the latter appeared on Post’s new album.
Imagine being that out of touch with pop culture. Ozzy’s a legend!
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public shame to his family's good name.