The Ultimate Guide to All of Post Malone's Tattoos

Post Malone has been steadily releasing music ever since he first burst into the spotlight following the breakout success of his 2015 single "White Iverson." Since then, the 27-year-old singer, songwriter, and rapper has released four critically-acclaimed studio albums, earned four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, and produced multiple smash hits, including "Sunflower," "Circles," and "I Like You." However, the Texas-bred genre-defying artist isn't just known for his awe-inspiring music alone. Malone has racked up an impressive tattoo collection throughout his career, which includes upwards of 70 designs. Notably, the musician has a handful of eye-catching face tattoos, which stand out the most.

Malone didn't set out on his ink journey with the most positive outlook, but his tattoos helped him gain confidence in his appearance. "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," he told GQ in a candid interview in 2020. However, the "Cooped Up" singer has become more comfortable in his skin over the years and proudly owns all the tattoos he got etched on his body. "I don't think I have any regrets tattoo-wise. It's all a time and a moment," he shared in that same interview.

Ahead, take a look at all of Malone's tattoos — From ink dedicated to his love for medieval artifacts and gaming to touching tributes for his loved ones and musical idols. Here's your ultimate guide to the rapper's body art and the meaning behind each design.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Face and Head
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Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Face and Head

Post Malone's "DDP" Tattoo

In October 2022, Malone got "DDP" inked on his forehead in the bold, Old English-style font. The ink is a sweet tribute to the rapper's baby daughter, whom he welcomed in the summer of 2022. Many fans believe that "DDP" are the initials of the "Circles" singer's firstborn. He also has the letters "DDP" tattooed across his right cheek in a small font below the iconic "Always" ink.

Post Malone's "Always Tired" Tattoo

Perhaps one of his most iconic tattoos, Malone got "Always" inked under his right eye and "Tired" under his left eye in 2018. The cursive script tattoo depicts the singer's perpetual state of exhaustion, as he described in a sit-down with GQ. "Under my eyes, it says, "Always Tired," 'cause I'm always tired. Always touring, always working, not taking care of myself the way that I need to. I figured it was just very fitting for how I felt, so." He added that the ink was particularly painful due to its location. "This was the only face tattoo that hurt."

Post Malone's "Stay Away" Tattoo

Another one of Malone's constant moods made it onto his face. The phrase "Stay Away" is written in cursive above his right eyebrow. It's an ode to the eponymous Nirvana song, "Stay Away," one of Malone's all-time favorite songs. As for the location, he admitted it was inspired by Lil Peep's "Cry Baby" tattoo.

Post Malone's Barbed Wire Tattoo

A barbed wire tattoo runs along Malone's hairline. When asked the meaning behind the design, he said, "I just think barber wire's cool, and it was a cool idea to do it as a trim."

Post Malone's Smile Emoji Tattoo

A small smile emoji sits near Malone's right eye with X's for eyes. The rapper shared the funny story behind this "accidental Marshmello tattoo," explaining that he thought using Xs for the eyes was a cool idea. "And then I looked in the mirror, and it's f*cking Marshmello's helmet on my face."

Post Malone's Playboy Bunny Tattoo

A tiny Playboy bunny symbol is inked directly below the emoji design near Malone's right eye. He also has the icon tattooed on his left arm, which is comparably larger and the first tattoo he ever got.

Post Malone's Sword Tattoo

Malone got a claymore sword on his right cheek, which, according to a Tim Westwood interview, stems from the singer's affinity for all things medieval.

Post Malone's Tree Branches Tattoo

An intricate tree branch design stretches across Malone's left temple. It's unclear exactly what the design means.

Post Malone's Heart Tattoos

A tiny heart is outlined directly below the Playboy bunny symbol on Malone's check, while a medium-sized solid heart in red ink is placed on his left temple.

Post Malone's Blackjack Tattoo

Malone has a pair of cards — Ace of Spades and a Queen of Hearts — tattooed on the left side of his forehead. He decided to get it for the simple reason that he loves playing Blackjack.

Post Malone's "77" Tattoo

Malone has a "7" inked on either side of his nose. He got the design in September 2018.

Post Malone's Gauntlet and Flail Tattoo

At the end of 2019, Malone debuted another eye-catching face tattoo: a gauntlet holding a flail. The design is placed on the right side of his face.

Post Malone's Buzzsaw Tattoo

In February 2020, Malone got a bloody buzzsaw tattooed on the center of his left cheek.

Post Malone's Skull With Horns Tattoo

In June 2020, Malone got a skull with horns inked on the left side of his face, next to his ear. Another detailed skull design can be seen on the right side of his head.

Post Malone's Serpentine-Tongued Medusa Tattoo

Malone put a spin on the famous Greek mythological figure Medusa with a snake slithering out her mouth instead of a tongue. The artwork is located on his head, above his left ear.

Post Malone's Hammer Tattoo

Adjacent to the claymore sword, Malone got a bloody hammer on his face using red and black ink.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Neck
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Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Neck

Post Malone's Eagle Tattoos

On the right side of his neck, Malone has a beautiful white eagle, while he has another eagle in black on the left side. An eagle tattoo traditionally symbolizes courage, freedom, and power.

Post Malone's Cow Skull Tattoo

Covering a majority of the singer's neck is a cow skull, which Malone decided to get at random. "There's really nothing to it," he said when discussing the design's meaning. "I just think it would be cool, and then I do it."

Post Malone's "Stoney" Tattoo

Malone got the word "stony" emblazoned on the top of his neck under his chin. The all-caps script is also the name of the singer's debut studio album, which came out in 2016.

Post Malone's Texas and New York City Tattoos

Malone honored his roots by getting tattoos of the outlines of two special places to him. Behind his right ear is the physical map of New York as an ode to the rapper's birthplace, Syracuse. He also has an outline of Texas in red ink behind his left ear as an homage to the city he grew up in.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Torso

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Torso

Post Malone's Easter Jesus Tattoo

Malone has what he refers to as a "big zombie Easter Jesus" on the right side of his chest. "Jesus is very handsome, so I figured how could we make him super metal? And so we made him Easter Jesus," he said in an interview detailing the ink.

Post Malone's Dallas Cowboys Helmet Tattoo

Malone's love for the Dallas Cowboys is marked with a tattoo dedicated to the football team. He got a helmet with the team's logo on his left clavicle.

Post Malone's Dice Tattoo

Malone has another unique piece of ink on the top right side of his chest. The design illustrates what appears to be a melding of two dice, with each front side of the cubes depicting animated eyes with tears dripping out. The artist hasn't shared the significance behind the ink.

Post Malone's Sword Tattoo

A sword is drawn along Malone's clavicle, giving the impression that the singer has been impaled. The design even features red ink indicating blood stains.

Post Malone's Four-Horned Figure Tattoo

A four-horned mythological figure cloaked in solid black ink is located on the left side of his chest.

Post Malone's Skull and Crossbones Script Tattoo

On his left ribcage, Malone has a skull and crossbones inked alongside a Cold War saying that reads, "Kill a commie for mommy."

Post Malone's "Molon Labe" Tattoo

A Greek phrase that reads "Molon Labe" is inked in an arched design over Malone's torso. The classic phrase of defiance roughly translates to "Come and take them."

Post Malone's Master Shake Tattoo

Malone has the Master Shake character from the comedy cartoon series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" tattooed on his right ribcage. The singer hilariously admitted that this piece of ink is among the most painful he's ever gotten despite it being an adorable cartoon character.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Left Arm
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Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Left Arm

Post Malone's JFK Portrait Tattoo

Malone has a portrait of John F. Kennedy on his left hand, near his thumb. He got it in 2016.

Post Malone's Johnny Cash Portrait Tattoo

He has Johnny Cash's portrait on his left shoulder as a tribute to the late singer-songwriter.

Post Malone's "So Far, So Good, So What" Tattoo

A script tattoo that reads "So Far, So Good, So What" sits vertically on Malone's left forearm.

Post Malone's Lil Peep Portrait Tattoo

The rapper paid tribute to fellow musician Lil Peep, who passed away in 2017, by getting his portrait tattooed on his left bicep. "In the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world, and it'll never be the same. i love you bud. Forever," he wrote in a tweet at the time.

Post Malone's Barbed Wire Tattoo

Malone has barbed wires that run along his knuckles on both hands.

Post Malone's Snake and Gun Tattoo

Malone got a snake wrapped around a gun inked on his left shoulder. The ink represents the singer's stance on the second amendment.

Post Malone's Dagger Tattoo

On the inside of his left shoulder, Malone has a medium-sized dagger that runs along the length of his arm.

Post Malone's Texas Flag and Skull Tattoo

Paying homage to his Texas roots, he got the state flag inside his left forearm. A skull incorporates the colorful flag.

Post Malone's Playboy Bunny Tattoo

The Playboy bunny symbol situated on his left forearm was the first tattoo Malone ever got. "I got that when recording "Stoney," he said while explaining the ink's significance.

Post Malone's Gadsden Snake Tattoo

The Gadsden flag symbol — a coiled rattlesnake — is inked on Malone's left forearm.

Post Malone's Saint Jude Tattoo

Malone's first-ever hand tattoo is on his left side and features Saint Jude with a metal twist. "He's lifting up his robe, and there's a skeleton coming out. I just thought it looked b*tching," he shared, adding that the design was also the album artwork for his 2016 single, "Too Young."

Post Malone's Cartier Love Bangle Tattoo

A tiny Cartier love bangle logo is inked on the tip of Malone's left index finger, which he admitted was the most painful design he'd ever gotten.

Post Malone's Anheuser-Busch Tattoo

The logo of Anheuser-Busch, a leading American brewing company, also found a place in Malone's extensive tattoo collection. It's inked on the skin between his left thumb and index finger.

Post Malone's Bob Dylan Portrait Tattoo

An intricate portrait of Bob Dylan playing harmonica while simultaneously smoking a cigarette is located on Malone's left bicep.

Post Malone's "LOTR"-inspired Tattoo

Sauron from "Lord of the Rings" clearly left such a mark on the singer that he got a tattoo of the character. "He's the coolest character. He's huge, and he has a cool-ass mace. What else do you want from a villain, I guess?" he said about his favorite character from the classic R.R. Tolkien franchise.

Post Malone's Motorhead Tattoo

Malone has the English rock band Motorhead's logo inked on his left forearm near his elbow.

Post Malone's "Whatever" Tattoo

The word "Whatever" is written across Malone's left palm. It is an homage to Nirvana's 1991 album of the same name, which Malone loves.

Post Malone's Miraak Tattoo

Inspired by the video game "The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn," Malone got the armor mark featured in the series, aka Miraak, inked on the top of his left shoulder.

Post Malone's "Posty Co." Tattoo

The name of Malone's band, Posty Co., is etched on the inside of his left wrist.

Post Malone's Curt Cobain Portrait Tattoo

On his left forearm, there's a portrait of Kurt Cobain smoking and strumming a guitar. It is a nod to the former Nirvana founder, as he's among the musical inspirations of the "Sunflower" singer.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Right Arm
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Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Right Arm

Post Malone's "Rest Easy" Tattoo

Malone has the phrase "Rest Easy" spread across his knuckles, with his right hand spelling "Rest" and his left hand, "Easy."

Post Malone's Grizzly Bear Tattoo

There's an intimidating grizzly bear with its mouth aggressively open placed prominently on the back of Malone's right hand.

Post Malone's Various Finger Portrait Tattoos

Malone paid a touching tribute to a handful of his favorite artists by getting their portraits permanently etched on his knuckles. So far, he has gotten Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, George Harrison, John Lennon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bankroll Fresh, and Dimebag Darrell. "Without these guys, I wouldn't be making music right now," he told GQ in 2016.

Post Malone's Praying Hands and a Handgun Tattoo

Malone has a tattoo of a set of praying hands holding a gun on his right bicep.

Post Malone's Fighting Knight Tattoo

Malone has a tattoo of a knight on a horse as he stabs a spear in another person on his right forearm.

Post Malone's Black Horse Tattoo

He got a drawing of himself riding a black horse, which is remarkably reminiscent of the visuals in his 2019 music video for "Circles." "This is me on a horse. I think we got a picture from a game. My friend, Kyle, he just put my face on it, and my friend, Ricky, hooked me up and did it," he said, explaining the inception of the ink.

Post Malone's Minuteman Tattoo

On his right forearm, near his elbow, Malone has a tattoo of a minuteman as a tribute to the American revolutionary soldiers.

Post Malone's "Nevermind" Tattoo

On his right palm, Malone got the word "Nevermind" in all caps. The rapper debuted the ink in 2016, and it appears to be the completion of his "Whatever" design that together pays a lyrical homage to Nirvana's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Post Malone's Skull and Crossbones Tattoo

A mini, wobbly-eyed skull with crossbones is inked on his right palm, right next to the word "Nevermind."

Post Malone's "Patient" Tattoo

In honor of his single "Patient," off his 2016 debut studio album, Malone got the track title inked on his right bicep in a jagged font. He revealed in an interview that he got the tattoo while filming the music video. However, the visuals never saw the light of day, but the singer decided to get the ink to capture those memories anyway.

Post Malone's Samurai Skull Tattoo

Malone enlisted Japanese tattoo artist Ganji Bang to get a "demon samurai skull" next to his right inner elbow. He also got another unique design from the tattooist of an animated "guy getting his face ripped off." The latter sits on his right bicep in red, black, and white ink.

Post Malone's Gallenson's Gun Tattoo

Malone got the icon of Gallenson's, a Salt Lake City-based gun shop, tattooed on his right bicep in solid black ink.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Left Leg
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Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Left Leg

Post Malone's Gun Tattoo

Malone has a pistol inked above his left knee.

Post Malone's "Inuyasha"-inspired Tattoo

The anime character Kagome Higurashi from the Japanese series "Inuyasha" is tattooed on Malone's left calf in gorgeous green, red, and black ink.

Post Malone's Vault Boy Tattoo

The corporate mascot of the Fallout media franchise, Vault Boy, is tattooed on Malone's lower left leg, above the ankle. The colorful design features blue, red, black, and yellow ink.

Post Malone's "Beauty and the Beast" Tattoo

The rapper has a tattoo for the classic Disney movie, "Beauty and the Beast," on his right leg. The design has the two characters tattooed inside a colorful heart. He got it in 2018.

Post Malone's Skyrim Tattoo

The rapper got the logo of the fifth edition of the video game "The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim" emblazoned on top of his left foot.

Post Malone's Ghost Tattoo

A playful ghost emoji with a sad expression is placed on Malone's left leg.

Post Malone's Metallica Tattoos

Malone translated his love for the heavy metal rock band Metallica into tattoos. He has their track title "The Things That Should Not Be" inked on his left foot, while another song titled "Disposable Heroes" is scribbled across his leg.

Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Right Leg
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Tattoo Designs on Post Malone's Right Leg

Post Malone's "Smoke Sum" Tattoo

The rapper got a sinister-looking skull design emerging out of the smoke of a cigarette inked on his outer right thigh. The words "Smoke Sum" are written below the cigarette.

Post Malone's Skull Thigh Tattoo

Malone has another skull design on his left thigh that says "To serve and protect" alongside it.

Post Malone's Skull With a Headdress Tattoo

Malone has a skull design with a traditional Cherokee headdress on his right leg, near his ankle.

Post Malone's Oblivion Tattoo

Malone is a self-proclaimed gamer and doesn't shy away from including his favorite games in his collection. The official logo of "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" is inked atop his right foot.