The 20-year-old son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber tattooed the word "MISUNDERSTOOD" on his right cheekbone last month

By Hanna Flanagan
March 12, 2020 10:37 AM
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Presley Gerber is defending his new ink.

In an Instagram Story on Wednesday, the model addressed his controversial face tattoo which features the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” written in capital letters across his right cheekbone.

“Most and a lot of people can get a face lifts, change genders, lip injections, etc and it’s offensive to say anything in today’s age but I get a little face tattoo and now people love to hate me..,” the 20-year-old model and son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber wrote. “Hmmmm?”

Presely Gerber
Credit: Presely Gerber/ Instagram

Last month, the star clapped back at his critics in an Instagram Live video captured by a Twitter user: “You don’t know how I feel. You’re not in my head,” he said in the clip.

Presley Gerber
Presley Gerber
| Credit: Jon Boy Tattoo/Instagram

And when asked about the meaning of his tattoo, Presley (whose sister is supermodel Kaia Gerber) replied, “I don’t feel very understood, I guess.”

“If anyone has s—t to say to me about this, or anything else, or my family, or how I grew up … I will give you my address — I promise — and you can come say it to my face,” he said in the same video, pointing to the fresh ink.

“If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it. I think that’s a pretty obvious thing,” he also told viewers in the video, according to Page Six. “It says misunderstood, because that’s how I felt my entire life.”

Presley Gerber
Credit: Presley Gerber/Instagram

“His parents love it, by the way,” model Cameron Rorrison interjected at one point, according to the outlet.

Presley debuted the body art on Feb. 7, when he shared a video of New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena inking the word on his face. “Thanks homie 😈 @jonboytattoo,” he wrote on Instagram.

Presley Gerber
Credit: Jon Boy Tattoo/Instagram

Valena, who has tattooed super-small, super-precise designs on celebrities including Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner, also shared some photos of the ink on his social media, writing in the caption for one photo, “Sorry mom.”