Editor’s Note: In a YouTube video posted on Jan. 31, Kelsy Karter has revealed that her face tattoo of Harry Styles was a publicity stunt.
She announced it was part of a promotional stunt for her new single, Harry which was released the following morning.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Singer Kelsy Karter has debuted her new tattoo — which is a portrait of former One Direction singer Harry Styles… on her face.
The New Zealand-born singer posted a photo of her new tattoo to Instagram on Saturday.
“Mama, look what i made me do,” she captioned the photo of her new ink.
She also shared a photo of herself with tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste, who has tattooed celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar.
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Karter revealed her tattoo after recently teasing that she would be getting Styles a surprise gift for his upcoming birthday on Feb. 1.
Finally know what I’m getting Harry for his birthday….
— Kelsy Karter (@KelsyKarter) January 18, 2019
Lacoste shared a video of himself tattooing Karter, with the caption, “I can’t believe @kelsykarter got @harrystyles tattooed on her face.”
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Many fans of Styles took to Twitter to discuss Karter’s face tattoo.
omgg it doesn’t even look like him tho pic.twitter.com/wV8YVB26Rw
— 𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@stylinsonskiwi) January 27, 2019
— ً (@pentelpenarry) January 27, 2019
— 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚 ◟̽◞̽ NEW FICS POSTED (@larrycaring) January 27, 2019
“what have I just done” pic.twitter.com/GXdEYDX3dJ
— sandy cheeks (@sandraavergara) January 27, 2019
When speaking to i-D in July, Karter revealed what she liked most about Styles.
“What I love about him from a professional standpoint is that he was the poppiest of popstars, and then he went off on his own and made a classic rock album,” she said.
The 24-year-old singer continued: “For someone like me who wants to live in that world who hasn’t been in a boy band, he has opened the door for me. He’s introduced the kids to the kind of music I want to make. For that, I’m really grateful.”
She said she also just wants “his career.” “I feel like I’m a female version. I actually moved to America to act, and music became my main thing. Rock ‘n’ roll is my passion. I really want to work with him. Let’s work, Harry. Where you at? Mark my words: I’m getting a song on his album,” she said.
As of this writing, Styles has not publicly addressed the tattoo.
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