While most of us can’t sport face tattoos to work, celebrities have no problem rocking facial ink in their everyday lives. Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the celebrities who have face tattoos, starting with these music stars… Days after releasing her well-received sophomore album “Still Over It,” which chronicles her devastating breakup from producer London on da Track — and weeks after saying she was single — music star Summer Walker went all in and debuted a new face tattoo on Nov. 22, 2021, that features the name of her new man, rapper LVRD Pharaoh, whose real name is Larry, next to her eye. She captioned her Instagram video montage “bestfriend.” The photo shows that Larry also inked Summer’s name on his face. People magazine reported that though it’s unclear when things turned romantic for the pair, Pharaoh told fans on Instagram days earlier that he and Summer had been in each other’s lives since 2014.
Keep reading to check out more celebrity face ink…
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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s son, Presley Gerber, made headlines in early 2020 after he debuted a face tattoo of the word “Misunderstood” under his eye. “I don’t feel very understood, I guess,” he told fans of why he got the ink, which was done by celebrity tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena, during an Instagram Live broadcast in February 2020. Presley also defended his decision, adding, “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.” But by August 2021, photos showed that Presley had the tat removed.
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Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid’s little brother, model Anwar Hadid, showed off his face tattoo — three dots under his eye — on Instagram in March 2020.
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Former child actress Amanda Bynes debuted a new face tattoo — the outline of a heart on her left cheek — in December 2019. She shared this selfie with her ink on display on Feb. 15, 2020.
Chris Brown, who’s an avid sneaker collector, gave fans a good look at his newest facial inking — an Air Jordan 3 shoe — on the Grammys red carpet in January 2020. Tattoo artist Joaquin “Ganga” Lopez did the work. Chris also has a few small black pyramid designs on his face.
Post Malone has several face tats including barbed wire, three Playboy bunnies, “Stay Away” in cursive, a sword, a rattlesnake and a bull skull! In June 2018, he debuted two more: “Always” inked below his right eye and “Tired” below his left eye. When asked about those tats, he told Capital Xtra: “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 realize.” He debuted another new face tattoo in early 2020…
In early February 2020, Post Malone shared a selfie revealing a new face tattoo — a bloody buzzsaw on his cheek, which is his first face tattoo done in color. The work was done by Ruben Reza from Junction City Tattoo in Kansas (see a close-up pic of the black-and-red circular saw here.) According to the Junction City Union newspaper, the music star got the new face art as well as some arm ink — the Kansas City Chiefs logo plus autographs from players Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes — after his concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, three days after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV win.
Reality TV tattoo artist-turned-makeup mogul Kat Von D has several stars surrounding her left eye. She’s said that the tat is “a symbol of being able to be heavily tattooed and still carry yourself in a feminine way.”
The Game famously tatted a butterfly near his eye in 2005. After catching a ton of flack for the ink, the rapper covered it up with Dodgers baseball team’s “LA” logo and a giant red star. He also has a teardrop inked under his left eye. “You know what, when I was growing up, if you did something within the confines of the gang you were from, and you were able to get a tattoo in a certain space and I don’t know, I thought that reward was pretty cool,” The Game told Larry King of his teardrop. “So I got my first tattoo, which was the teardrop, for doing the wrong thing and after that it was tattoo after tattoo. I probably got about 100. Over 100.” When he got his face tattoo, he said, “I really, really was an idiot at that point in my life. It’s a star with ‘LA’, putting on for my city.” Keep reading to see another face tattoo he got that drew mixed reviews in early 2020…
In February 2020, The Game debuted a Kobe Bryant tribute tattoo over his eye in this Instagram selfie. It features the late basketball star’s autograph behind a sideways “8,” which was one of Kobe’s jersey numbers and also symbolizes the infinity sign.
Halsey had the queen of diamonds playing card symbols tattooed on her face, right next to her ear, in June 2018. The singer told fans on Instagram that the new ink was her first and “hopefully only” face tattoo.
Mike Tyson might have the most well-known celebrity face tattoo. The actor and former heavyweight boxing champ inked a large tribal tattoo on the side of his face near his left eye in 2003. Years later, Mike doesn’t regret his decision. “A lot of stuff happened out of this tattoo, a lot of good stuff,” he told Sports Illustrated. “Other young athletes come to me and said, It’s because of you they call it the Mike Tyson. People have to register their tattoos. You have to have the likeness of your tattoo.”
Justin Bieber has two face tattoos! The pop star got a tiny cross, pictured here, tattooed next to his left eye in 2017. Then in late 2018, the Biebs got another tat on his mug: the word “grace” in cursive above his right eyebrow. While his first face tattoo might have been an homage to Christianity, Justin’s second is a tribute to his wife, Hailey Baldwin. “They each got a tattoo. Justin’s tattoo is on his face,” his pal, tattoo artist Bang Bang, told Page Six, revealing the ink was not “traditional” for a couples tattoo.
Pop singer Aaron Carter debuted new ink on his mug — a portrait of Rihanna as Medusa, based on her 2013 GQ cover, the word “love” under his eye on one side of his face and a small crescent moon on the other side — in September 2019. Tattoo artist Herchell Carrasco, who’s known as RockRollG, told TMZ that he had to convince Aaron to dial back how much of his face would be covered by the artwork.
As far as face tats go, Kehlani might have the most elegant ones we’ve ever seen. The singer inked a small paper airplane on the side of her left eye to remember to “stay above.” She also has four dotted tattoos, two below both eyes, and “Espíritu Libre,” which means “Free Spirit,” tatted on her right temple. “I started getting tattoos when I was 16,” she told Fader. “When I was young, I was cheap as hell, getting tatted out of someone’s garage. That’s very Bay s***. So some of them have to be fixed up, but as far as content, they’re all very, very, very meaningful. I never realize how tatted I am until I’m in a bathing suit and I look in the full-length mirror and I’m like ‘jeez! I am so tatted.’ I forget all the time, literally.”
Lil Wayne might just be the king of facial tattoos, as he debuts new face ink almost every year. The rapper has at least nine stars tattooed on the left side of his face, “Fear God” tattooed on his eyelids, a “C” between his eyes (in honor of his mother’s first name, Cita, and his last name, Carter), two teardrops tattooed under his right eye, “I AM MUSIC” above his right eye, “Misunderstood” on the left side of his face, three dots, a tribal symbol, a cross, a peace symbol, rocket and lightning bolts across his cheeks and forehead, and “Orleans” and a fleur de lis in honor of his hometown!
Migos not only dress alike but all have face tattoos. Quavo has a tattoo above each eyebrow, Takeoff has a tattoo above his eyebrow and on his cheek, and Offset has several face tats including the Eiffel Tower, “Kody” and “Blessed.” He also got a giant “Kulture” tat on his cheek in honor of his daughter, Kulture, whom he shares with Cardi B.
Model Slick Woods took to Instagram in March 2020 to share a photo of her new face tattoo — the word “PROLIFIC” above her eye — with the caption, “Nipsey made me do it and @only1menace did it to help me.”
In 2016, Travis Barker told GQ he has “70% of my body” covered in tattoos, including his face. The blink-182 drummer has an anchor inked near one eye, a star tattooed near the other and “Blessed” tattooed under his eye in cursive. He also has a giant head tattoo that took an estimated 30 to 35 hours to finish. “For me it’s documenting part of my life or people, things, times in my life. When I’m dead and gone I want people to be able to look at my body and basically relive my life in some ways,” Travis told GQ.
According to Gucci Mane’s spokesperson Kali Bowyer, he famously tatted an ice cream cone on his cheek in 2011 as “a reminder to fans of how he chooses to live his life. Cool as ice. As in, ‘I’m so icy, I’ll make ya say Brr.'” Although there were claims he had the ink removed in 2016, as of 2018, the tattoo was still front and center. His other face tats include tear drops, “Bricksquad” and a dove.
Wiz Khalifa is the owner of quite a few facial tattoos. The rapper has a star, a feather and a peace symbol inked around one eye and a marijuana leaf, a star, an anchor and a music note inked around the other. He also has “BASH” tattooed across his temple, in honor of his son, Sebastian, whom he shares with ex Amber Rose, and “JIMI” inked across his other temple. Wiz shared on “Saturday Night Live” that he has a whopping 411 tats in total!
CeeLo Green has debuted several small face tats over the years. The musician and former “The Voice” coach has a rose above his ear, the word “Trill” on the side of his head, a cross by his left eye and a question mark by his right eye.
SoundCloud rapper Lil Xan has tattoos all over his face. He has “Candy” (his mother’s first name) on his cheek, “Zzz” and “Lover” tattooed under his right eye, “1996” on his temple, “Soldier” on his cheek, “Xanarchy” above his eyebrow, an upside-down cross near his eye, “You” on his eyelid and many more! The rapper also tatted “Memento Mori” above his right eyebrow, a dedication to late rapper Mac Miller. The Latin phrase translates to “Remember that you will die.” “I do this for me,” Xan wrote on Instagram about his ink. “I could care less if this makes me ugly because that’s what I was going for, Ugly is the new beautiful, well not really but there’s some truth to that, I love you guys.”
Rick Ross has at least 10 face tattoos. The rapper inked the Miami Heat crest, the logo of Meek Mill’s “Dreamchasers” mixtape and three crosses near his eye, the MMG logo, the letter W and a crown near his other eye, “Cazal” on his cheek and the shape of Florida in between his eyebrows.
Lil Uzi Vert has inked the majority of his face. The rapper has “Faith” on his forehead, “Lover” on his right temple, two crosses near his eye, a money sign and several other symbols and images. Uzi Vert told FADER that he got his first face tat to help him focus on music. “I had a job for f****** four days. I couldn’t do it. I’m not normal. I was in there just thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?'” he recalled about his time as stock person at Bottom Dollar. He eventually quit and decided to have “Faith” inked on his forehead after his mother kicked him out. “It was like, ‘If I get this face tattoo, I got to focus.’ I can’t go in nobody’s office with a suit on with this s*** on my face. I got to focus on what I want to do.” Ink isn’t his only form of facial decoration: In 2021, he had a natural pink diamond worth $24 million implanted in his forehead.
Lil Pump has followed the face ink trend with several tattoos. The rapper has a green flying saucer and alien inked on his temples, a red star, a red spade and a black pointed star tatted near his eye, a rocket under his other eye and a frowning face with “x” eyes right in the middle of his forehead.
21 Savage famously inked a giant dagger right in the middle of his forehead. He also has “Death Before Dishonor” written in cursive across his hairline. The rapper explained his infamous face tat to Fader in 2016, saying that the tattoo was dedicated to his late brother, Quantivayus. The brothers originally decided to get the dagger, inspired by Tony Montana’s blade tattoo in “Scarface,” together on their hands. Quantivayus changed his mind and got the ink on his forehead. After he was killed, the rapper followed suit.
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