Post Malone’s 51 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Austin Richard Post, professionally known as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer, who gained popularity in 2015, after the release of his debut single, ‘White Iverson’. Post has always been in limelight because of his controversies, especially, the statements he makes and considers that there’s a lot of struggle in being a white rapper. Not only this, he is very popular among people for the number of tattoos he has inked on his body, especially on his face, neck, and arms, most of which have been inked by himself. Let’s read further to know more details of his controversial tattoos along with their meanings.

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1. ‘Stay Away’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Stay Away’ Tattoo above his right eyebrow.

Meaning: A very unique tattoo stating ‘Stay Away’ is inked on Post Malone’s right eyebrow. His fans started assuming that he might have got this tattoo inked to direct people to keep a distance from him, but he cleared the rumors and said,

“They’re simply song lyrics.”

He got this tattoo to annoy his mother. In an interview, he said,

“I kinda just wanted, I don’t know, to piss off my mom. I know she’s really upset, but I love you so much, Mama. You’re the best. I’m sorry.”

2. ‘Always Tired’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Always Tired’ Tattoo below his eyes.

Meaning: Malone got the text ‘Always Tired’ inked below his eyes. At Wireless Festival, in July 2018, Malone explained the reason for getting this tattoo. He said,

“I tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters (under each eye) But I guess always is more letters than tired…but I was tired, so I didn’t realize.”

3. ‘Barbed Wire’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Barbed Wire’ Tattoo on the upper portion of his forehead.

Meaning: Post Malone got the barbed wire inked on the upper portion of his forehead. Many people speculated that that Post was suffering from mental health issues and that’s the reason for getting such strange face tattoos. Post never cleared publicly anything regarding his mental health issues, and just confessed that he got the face tattoos to annoy his mother.

4. ‘Smiley Face’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Smiley Face Tattoo near his right eye.

Meaning: Post Malone got a smiley face tattoo inked just near his right eye. According to him, he got many face tattoos just to annoy his mom. In an interview, He said,

“Anything to piss my mom off and I got a face for radio anyways, so why not? I figured it makes me interesting.”

5. ‘Playboy Bunny Logo’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Playboy Bunny Logo’ just below the smiley tattoo, near his right eye.

Meaning: Post Malone got a small ‘playboy bunny logo’ tattoo just below his smiley tattoo, near his right eye. Such tattoos are usually inked by men, to specify their natures of being players or playboys. Malone never explained the reason for getting this tattoo.

6. ‘Dagger or Sword’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Dagger or Sword’ Tattoo on the right side of his face.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘dagger or sword’ on the right side of his face. In May 2018, Malone revealed,

“Whenever I was a little kid, I was like 12, I had a collection of swords and I loved it.”

Later, Post joked,

“this special weapon is dedicated to my love for the medieval props…would beat out the dagger-happy obsession of 21 savage.”

with whom he toured during the European leg of his beerbongs and Bentleys tour.

7. ‘Etching’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Etching Tattoo on the left side of his face.

Meaning: Post Malone got the etching tattoo on the left side of his face, by a tattoo artist in Tokyo known as Ganji.

8. ‘Mini Heart’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Mini Heart’ Tattoo on the right side of his face, below playboy tattoo.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘mini heart’ tattoo on the right side of his face, just below his playboy bunny logo tattoo. Heart tattoos generally symbolize love, affection, emotions, and feelings.

9. ‘Ace of Spades Card’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Ace of Spades Card’ Tattoo on the right side of his forehead.

Meaning: Post Malone got a black colored ‘ace of spades card’ tattoo on the right side of his forehead, just above his ‘stay away’ tattoo. Ace of Spades tattoo generally symbolizes good luck and good fortune.

10. ‘JFK Portrait’ Tattoo 

Tattoo: ‘JFK Portrait’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr.’ on his left hand. In an interview, Malone said,

“JFK was a guy that everyone should model their Americanism”

Post Malone on his official Instagram profile, uploaded a picture of this tattoo with a caption,

“Thank you @victormodafferi @inkedmag.”

This tattoo has been inked by the artist, Victor Modafferi.

11. ‘Johnny Cash Portrait’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Johnny Cash Portrait’ on his left arm.

Meaning: Post Malone has got a huge ‘portrait of Johnny Cash’, who was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor, who died on September 12, 2003. As a tribute, Malone inked Jonny Cash’s portrait on his left arm. He uploaded a picture of this tattoo on his social media profile with a status,

“CASH by @dannybones64.”

12. ‘So far, So good…So what’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘So far, So good…So what’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Post Malone got the text, ‘So far, So good…So what’ tattoo with a spot of black ink on his left forearm. This may be related to his journey in the music industry, stating that it’s been good so far, and waiting to see what happens next.

13. ‘Lil Peep Portrait’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Lip Peep Portrait’ on his left arm.

Meaning: Post Malone has always been very fond of Lil Peep and his music. After the sudden demise of Lil Peep in 2017, Malone got inked his portrait on his left arm, to express his love and affection towards him. Post Malone uploaded a picture of him with Peep with a caption,

“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.”

In an interview, Malone expressed his love towards Lil Peep, after his sudden death by stating,

“I fucking love that kid, it sucks ass…he was the fucking shit. I only knew him for a little bit. But more than the genuine good real true person that he was, his music was going to change the culture of everything. Already shifting the culture in such a short period of time. He’s an incredible, talented dude and good guy.”

14. ‘Barbed Wire’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Barbed Wire’ Tattoo on his both the hands.

Meaning: Post Malone got ‘barbed wire’ inked on his both the hands. He even has one more barbed tattoo inked on his forehead and people speculated that he got it inked because of his mental health issues. So far, Malone has never made any statement for getting such strange tattoos inked on his body.

15. ‘Jesus Portrait’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Jesus Portrait’ Tattoo on his chest.

Meaning: Malone got ‘Jesus Portrait’ on the right side of his chest. In an interview, Malone confessed that Justin Bieber is the real inspiration for him for getting the number of tattoos inked on his body.

16. ‘Grizzly Bear Face’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Grizzly Bear Face’ Tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: Post Malone has got an aggressive ‘open mouth grizzly bear face’ tattoo inked on his right hand. Such tattoos are basically related to danger, power, and strength. While talking about this tattoo Malone said,

“Justin Bieber was the guy that inspired me to get tattoos because we were in the studio and I was like, ‘Hey man. Does that hurt?’ Because that’s when I first had just met him, and he was like, ‘No’.”

17. ‘Portraits’ Tattoo

 

Tattoo: ‘Portraits’ Tattoo on his knuckles.

Meaning: Post Malone got the portraits of some of his favorite artists like Elvis Presley, Kurt Kobain, John Lennon, George Harrison, Dimebag Darrel, Bankroll Fresh, and Stevie Ray Vaughan inked on the knuckles of his both the hands. Malone confessed,

“Without them, wouldn’t be making music right now.”

18. ‘Praying Hands With A Gun’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Praying Hands With A Gun’ Tattoo on right arm.

Meaning: A huge tattoo of praying hands with a gun is on Post Malone’s right arm. The gun tattoo usually represents evil and danger, while the praying hands represent courage and respect. Malone has got a combination of both these tattoos, praying hands with a gun in-between. So far, Malone never told the reason for getting this tattoo inked on his arm.

19. ‘REST EASY’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘REST EASY’ Tattoo on the fingers of his both the hands.

Meaning: Post Malone got the word ‘REST EASY’ on the fingers of his both the hands, meaning, ‘sleep without worries.’

20. ‘Gun With A Snake’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Gun with a snake’ wrapped around it on his left arm.

Meaning: Earlier also Malone got the ‘praying hands holding a gun’ tattoo on his right arm. A similar tattoo ‘gun with a snake’ wrapped around it has been inked on his left arm. Malone got this tattoo in recognition of ‘The Second Amendment’ to the United States Constitution, protecting the individual right to keep and bear arms.

21. ‘Skull’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Skull’ Tattoo on the inner side of her left arm.

Meaning: Malone got a skull with the colors like blue, red, and yellow, inked on the inner side of his left arm. It’s a tattoo of a Stone cold skull with Texas Flag and a gold grill, which has been inked on his left arm by the tattoo artist, Yeyo Mondragon.

22. ‘White Eagle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘White Eagle’ Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: Post Malone has got a beautiful ‘white eagle’ tattoo inked on the right side of his neck. An eagle basically represents courage and focus.

23. ‘Bison Skull’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Bison Skull’ Tattoo on his throat.

Meaning: ‘Bison Skull’ tattoo is a symbol of courage, power, and person’s ability to withstand difficulties in life. Malone might have inked this tattoo to specify his courage to face all the controversies he had faced in his life, especially when he was called ‘Culture Vulture’ by many publications and social media. This tattoo is inked on his throat.

24. ‘Big Playboy Bunny’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Big Playboy Bunny’ on his left forearm.

Meaning: A big ‘playboy bunny’ is inked on Post Malone’s left forearm. This was the first tattoo inked on his body. This logo usually represents the nature of man being a playboy. Later Malone got a mini playboy logo inked on the right side of his face.

25. ‘Gadsden Snake’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Gadsden Snake’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: It refers to the Gadsden Flag which is a Historical American Flag, with a yellow background and a timber rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike, with the words, ‘DONT TREAD ON ME’. Post Malone got this ‘Gadsden Snake’ inked on this left forearm.

26. ‘Saint Jude with his Inner Demon’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Saint Jude with his Inner Demon’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Post Malone got a portrait of ‘Saint Jude with his inner demon’ inked on his left arm. This beautiful tattoo is inked by the very famous tattoo artist, Kyle Hediger.

27. ‘Knight Fighting in a Battle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Knight Fighting in a battle’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: ‘Knight fighting in a battle on a white horse’ tattoo is inked on Post Malone’s right forearm. This tattoo represents the courage and power to face obstacles, maybe referring to the difficult times Malone had faced in his life with full courage and bravery.

28. ‘Himself riding a Black Horse’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Himself riding a Black Horse’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: ‘Himself as a knight riding a black horse’ tattoo is inked on his right forearm, just near his previous Knight tattoo.

29. ‘World War I Soldier’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘World War I Soldier’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: World War I was a major battle fought, which brought together soldiers from six various continents, all in one place to fight for their respective countries. Malone inked this tattoo of World War I Soldier on his right forearm.

30. ‘Tiny Cartier Love Bangle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tiny Cartier Love Bangle’ Tattoo on the index finger of his left hand.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘tiny Cartier love bangle’ on the index finger of his left hand. According to him, this was one of the most painful tattoos until today. Malone confessed,

“This was the most painful of all the tattoos, I felt like as if I’m tattooing my soul.”

31. ‘Skull with Cross Bones’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Skull with Cross Bones’ Tattoo on his left ribcage.

Meaning: A skull with crossbones specifying danger is inked on the left ribcage of Post Malone.

32. ‘Sword’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Sword’ Tattoo through his collar bone.

Meaning: A ‘sword’ tattoo is inked through the collar bone of Post Malone. He has always been very fond of swords and told the media that he had a great collection of swords when he was a kid. He said,

“Whenever I was a kid, I was like 12, I had a collection of swords and I loved it. This special weapon is dedicated to my love for the medieval props…”

33. ‘Black Eagle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Black Eagle’ Tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘black eagle’ tattoo on the left side of his neck. He even got a white eagle on the right side of his neck, representing courage and power.

34. ‘Grim Reaper’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Grim Reaper’ Tattoo on his body.

Meaning: A ‘grim reaper’ is inked on his body, but the exact location of this tattoo along with a picture is not available.

35. ‘SF’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘SF’ Tattoo on his body.

Meaning: ‘SF’ Tattoo is inked on his body but the exact location of this tattoo along with a picture is not available.

36. ‘Tiny Eagle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tiny Eagle’ on his left hand.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘tiny eagle’ tattoo on his left hand, near JFK tattoo. Malone has two more tattoos of eagles on both sides of his neck, one in black and another one in white color.

37. ‘Molon Labe’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Molon Labe’ Tattoo on his stomach.

Meaning: ‘Molon Labe’ is a Greek word which means, ‘come and take them’ is inked on Post Malone’s stomach by the tattoo artist, Kyle Hediger. While getting this tattoo inked, Malone uploaded a picture on his Instagram account with a caption,

“Hi @kylehedigertattoo.”

38. ‘NEVERMIND’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘NEVERMIND’ Tattoo on his right palm.

Meaning: Post Malone got the word ‘NEVERMIND’ inked on his right palm. This was inked by the famous tattoo artist @jonboytattoo. He uploaded a picture on his Instagram and captioned it as,

“Hi @jonboytattoo.”

39. ‘Smoke Sum’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Smoke Sum’ Tattoo on his right thigh.

Meaning: Malone got inked a cigarette with a cloud of smoke coming out of it, having a skull inside and a title ‘smoke sum’ on his right thigh.

40. ‘Gun’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Gun’ Tattoo on his left thigh.

Meaning: Post Malone got a ‘gun’ tattoo inked on his left thigh. Earlier also he had a gun tattoo on his body.

41. ‘Unidentified Portrait’ Tattoo

Tattoo: An ‘Unidentified Portrait’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Post Malone got an ‘unidentified portrait’ tattoo on his left arm. It’s a tattoo with a sword in the mouth. More than ten portrait tattoos are inked by Post Malone on his body.

42. ‘An Unidentified’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo on right elbow.

Meaning: Post Malone has got a sort of two dots inked on his right elbow. Still, a piece of clear information about this unidentified tattoo is not yet available.

43. ‘Unidentified Pattern’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Pattern’ on his left elbow.

Meaning: An unidentified pattern is inked on Post Malone’s left elbow. This tattoo is of round shaped with a barbed wire inked around it. No clear information about this tattoo is available.

44. ‘Dancing Girl’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Dancing Girl’ Tattoo on his left calf muscle.

Meaning: A dancing girl wearing a green colored dress and red heels is inked on the left calf muscle of Post Malone.

45. ‘Unidentified Text’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Text’ near his left wrist.

Meaning: An unidentified text is inked near the left wrist of Post Malone.

46. ‘Robotic Skull with a Text’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Robotic Skull with a Text’ Tattoo on his left thigh.

Meaning: ‘A robotic skull with an unclear text’ is inked on the left thigh of Post Malone, exactly opposite to his smoke sum tattoo. Malone has got a number of skulls tattoos on his body.

47. ‘Fallout Vault Boy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Fallout Vault Boy’ Tattoo on left leg.

Meaning: ‘Fallout Vault Boy’ is inked on the left leg of Post Malone. Vault Boy is a mascot character of the Vault-Tec Corporation, within the Fallout universe, appearing in their adverts, manuals, products, and training films.

48. ‘Skull with a Cherokee Headdress’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Skull with a Cherokee Headdress’ Tattoo on his right leg.

Meaning: A skull with a Cherokee headdress is inked on the right leg of Post Malone, near his ankle.

49. ‘Unidentified Patterns’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo on his both the legs.

Meaning: ‘Unidentified’ tattoos are inked on both legs of Post Malones. These tattoos are the pictures of a lady, a bald man and a kind of the tiny face of a bird, large letter H with a text.

50. ‘Heart’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Heart Tattoo on his left leg.

Meaning: A purple-coloured heart with a girl hugging a lion, is inked on his left leg, just near the Vault Boy tattoo. It’s a symbol of love and passion.

51. ‘Black Unidentified Pattern’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Black Unidentified Pattern’ Tattoo on both the arms.

Meaning: ‘Black colored unidentified’ tattoo is inked on both the arms of Post Malone. No information regarding these tattoos is available on the internet.

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