Post Malone is covered in tattoos — he even has the words “Always Tired” inked under his eyes! — but the rapper was actually terrified to get his first one years ago, until Justin Bieber inspired him to change his mind.
“We were working on Stoney, and then we had a tattoo artist come through, and I was like, ‘You know what? Justin Bieber’s got some tats, and I love you, but I know I’m way tougher than you,’” Malone joked during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“And then I got one, it’s a pretty s—ty tattoo. It’s a Playboy bunny tattoo. It was my first tattoo, I don’t know why,” he continued.
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But just a few days after getting his first tattoo, Bieber ruined it during an intense game of basketball.
“I guess Justin was watching this interview in the future when I said I was tougher than him ‘cause we played basketball like two days later and he knocked the whole thing off,” Malone said. “It was just blood dripping down my hand. It kind of looks like my tattoo got dropped in lava, but I like the story anyway.”
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For his young fans that dream of getting tatted up like Malone one day, the rapper revealed he launched temporary tattoos on his website that include recreations of all his ink.
“My mom loves them,” he joked of his own permanent tatts before confirming that is not, in fact, the case. But “if you have any inclination to be me and piss your mom off too…” the rapper has got you covered.