Grimes debates face tattoo: ‘Feels like it’s time’

Grimes is no stranger to white ink tattoos – and she’s now considering getting one on her face.

The singer, 34, asked her Instagram followers on Friday for their thoughts on the potential addition as she shared a colorful selfie.

“I’m very seriously considering getting a white ink tattoo on my face next week,” Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, wrote on social media upload.

“Any ideas?” she asked. “It feels like it’s time.”

Though the musician didn’t make it clear when she took the selfie, it came nearly a week after she shared a photo of her bandaged face, sparking rumors that she had undergone elf ear surgery.

While some of the songwriter’s fans speculated about her “swelling,” the majority shared their support for her desired ink in the comments.

Many simply wrote: “do it”. An Instagram user added, “I’ll get a matching one.”

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“I feel like it’s time,” the singer wrote via Instagram.
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In January, Grimes wrote via Stories that she is in the midst of a “long, slow attempt to have an entire alien body… completely covered in white ink.”

The “Alter Ego” jury at the time gave a glimpse of her new chest tattoo, augmented with the help of tattoo artist Tweakt and digital designer Nusi Quero.

Grimes ordered the same duo to cover her back with a tangled web of white lines, intended to represent “alien scars,” in April 2021.

“[It’s] a brave and beautiful decision and a talisman that she will carry with her from here on, a suit of armor, a spectral field that will affect and protect her in ways unknown, but no doubt with some benevolence,” Quero said of the ink, it was completed in one session.

Grimes, who has featured many more tattoos on her head and hands, told Teen Vogue in April 2016 that she often doesn’t decide what art she wants until “10 minutes” in advance.

The record producer added at the time that she sees her image as a way to “improve” her artistic projects.

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The musician has vocally said that he wants surgery on the elf ear.
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“The way you dress, even if it’s just a shirt and pants, is a statement in itself, whether you like it or not,” she explained.

Two years later, the “My Sister” singer first formed a romantic relationship with Elon Musk and made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala.

The on-again, off-again couple has had a tumultuous relationship and currently co-parent son X AE A-XII, 2, and daughter Exa, 9 months.

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Grimes is the mother of two children with ex Elon Musk.
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The duo split earlier this year after welcoming their youngest child through a surrogate mother.

“Me and E are *again* apart”, Grimes tweeted in March. “he is my best friend and the love of my life, and my life and art are now forever dedicated to The Mission.”

News broke the following month that the 51-year-old Tesla CEO welcomed twins with Neuralink chief executive Shivon Zilis in November 2021.

Musk also shares twins Vivian and Griffin, 18, and triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian, 16, with his ex-wife Justine Musk.

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