An Australian singer commemorated her love for Harry Styles by, um, tattooing him on her face
Listen, everyone on Earth has a celebrity crush at some point. I don’t like to talk about it these days, but back in my middle school years, I was sure that Elijah Wood was my future husband. I wrote fanfics and drew portraits of him and even made him the subject of more than a few pages of my seventh grade poetry project. Luckily, that phase is now well behind me, and I’m pretty sure all the evidence has been destroyed. Not so for 25-year-old Australian singer Kelsy Karter, who decided to commemorate her celeb crush on Harry Styles by, um, having his face tattooed on her face.
We’re not here to judge anyone for the decisions they make with and about their own bodies, but girl what is you doin? This is a real tattoo of former One Directioner Harry Styles. On. Her. Face.
We’re all for self-expression and art and all that, but…
Where were this girl’s friends? Doesn’t your mid-20s friend circle exist solely to get you to pump the brakes when you say something like, “Maybe I should get Harry Styles’ face tattooed on my face”?
Karter appeared on a New Zealand radio station this week to talk about the tattoo, because, you know, everyone has questions. So many questions.
“I’m a big fan of Harry and I’m not afraid to express it and I honestly don’t know how to do anything half-assed,” she said.
Indeed she does not.
To further justify it, she added, “I just wear my heart on my cheek and I couldn’t really control what went on from there.”
To be fair, Karter might be the biggest Harry Styles fan around. She recently released a single called “Harry,” and I bet you can guess what it’s about.
She also insists the tattoo has nothing to do with her crush, and more to do with her respect for how Styles has reshaped musical genres.
“As a fellow musician, I really respect what he’s doing for rock and roll. I’m a female in the modern day movement of rock and roll and he’s exposed the kids to sounds they might have not otherwise heard, because he came from the pop world and did a rock ‘n’ roll album,” she said. “It’s opened doors for people like me. I really respect what he’s doing and love what he’s doing — and he’s nice to look at.”
Hey, to each their own. If Karter is happy with her new face art, then all is good in the world, even if most of us will never understand this one.