Post Malone was recently kicked out of a rooftop bar because of his face tattoos, but after finding out who he was, the hotel gave a grovelling apology.
When you think of Post Malone, chances are the first thing you think of is his tattoos, or maybe those unkempt locks of his, but his tattoos are definitely the main event when it comes to his signature style.
Post Malone’s facial tattoos have been a topic of conversation since he began gaining popularity, especially his ‘always tired’ tattoo under his eyes.
Speaking out about his tattoos, Malone previously told Tim Westwood that he “tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters,” explaining his under-eye tats.
“I guess ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired, so I didn’t realise.”
When asked why he started getting face tattoos, he said: “Anything to p**s my mum off.”
Later adding: “It’s not right. I got a face for radio anyways, so why not?”
Although it may seem unusual, tattoos have become a mainstream form of self-expression. They are a reflection of an individual’s personality and style. Post Malone’s tattoos are a representation of him, and they have helped to shape him into the person he is today.
So much so, it seems impossible to envision Post Malone without his distinctive tattoos and unique hairstyle. But surprisingly, it seems the star isn’t always recognised when he’s out in public.
Recently, while visiting at the QT hotel in Perth, Australia, Post Malone allegedly tried to access the rooftop bar but was turned away by security for breaking their ban on “face, neck, and offensive tattoos.”
“They turned me away for my tattoos,” the singer told The West Australian. “I’ve never really experienced anything like that.”
Malone changed his plans for the evening and eventually found himself at a different rooftop club close by where he allegedly bought drinks for other customers and fans. While this was going on, QT Hotels was composing an apology for turning him away.
“At QT, we aim to welcome everyone and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. QT has been recognized for this for many years,” a representative for the hotel told Daily Mail Australia. “However, on Saturday night, our third-party security did not exercise the appropriate discretion, and we take full responsibility for this. We sincerely apologize to the individuals affected.”
Fans have shared their thoughts on the shocking revelation…
One social media user wrote: “There is quite a bit to unpack here:
“1.) Is the ban on face tattoos based in racism? Seems quite possible as face tattoos can be part of the indigenous cultures in Australia.
“2.) The hotel found out that the person they kicked out was a famous person and backtracked very quickly. My question is, will they reverse this policy? Or is this a case of facial tattoos okay if you are Post Malone?”
While another commented: “Whether you like face tattoos or not, it’s still unacceptable to refuse someone entrance because of tattoos in general. Tattoos have been around for centuries, along with many other forms of body modification. It’s time that it becomes more normalized, seeming how we live in a multicultural world. At the end of the day, it sucks this happened to Posty, but it happens to 100s of people a day.”
“People need not concern themselves with what other people choose to do with their own bodies. I’m about 65% covered in tattoos and I am also highly educated and work in the behavioral health field. Some jobs have required me to cover my tattoos, so I don’t work there. I will not deal with anyone that judgmental of others’ bodies…whether an individual or a business,” a third added.