Grimes has revealed his latest bizarre tattoo – an “alien scar” inked on his chest – leaving some of his fans feeling “a bit scared”.
The 35-year-old singer – who rose to prominence after dating and then welcoming two children with Elon Musk – shared a photo of a strange white mark in an Instagram post over the weekend.
“Alien scars by @zhenja_tttr,” she wrote alongside a planetary emoji, tagging tattoo artist Zhenja, and also plugged in her new song, “Welcome to the Opera.”
Grimes (née Claire Boucher) has added her latest body modification after previously revealing her desire to have surgery to give her “elf ears”.
However, some fans have expressed concern over the new inking, with one writing, “girl.. i’m a little scared.”
‘Grimes how are you?????’ said one fan, while another wrote, “sounds like a bunch of korean letters mixed up… what alien scars tf.”
The 4AM singer received positive feedback, with one follower commenting, “This is actually your best work!!!! The wait was worth it!!!’
For his latest change, Grimes got a design that evoked fantasy and sci-fi imagery.
‘I’m a little scared’: Elon Musk’s ex-girlfriend Grimes reveals latest ‘alien scar’ tattoo on his CHEST
Go ahead: The pop star also showed off her red ink tattoo on her leg
The tattoo featured jagged outcrops shaped like thorns in mirror images that somewhat resembled the inkblots of the Rorschach test.
The tattoo started just above her ankle and then continued well past her kneecap to her thigh.
Although the design was quite abstract, it had an animal-like appearance thanks to claw-like edges.
The part of the tattoo on his thigh also resembled a bony bat wing, although it was significantly stylized.
New ink: Grimes, 35, revealed she got a huge tattoo on her leg in Instagram posts on Thursday
Love it: “V nice v nice,” she wrote in her Insta Stories post while tagging the artist. ‘I’ll have a better photo when I’m free @caidasindesamparo.’
Famous relationship: The 35-year-old singer rose to prominence after dating and then welcoming two children with Elon Musk; seen in 2019 in Hollywood
The size and complexity of the design suggests inking was a long process, but Grimes seemed to be in good spirits about the results.
“V nice v nice,” she wrote in her Insta Stories post while tagging the artist. ‘I’ll have a better photo when I’m free @caidasindesamparo.’
Grimes was dressed in a grungy casual style for her tattoo session with a pair of oddly shaped gray corduroy pants, a baggy black graphic tee and green-tipped white gym socks.
The musician, who recently suggested she could split royalties with anyone who uses her voice in AI-generated music, already has an extensive collection of tattoos.
Proud of his work: The tattoo artist, who appears to go by Daniela and apparently got the job done in Los Angeles, shared even more views of the new look on his Instagram account
Edgy: The tattoo featured jagged outcrops shaped like thorns in mirror image designs that somewhat resembled the inkblots of the Rorschach test
Huge: The tattoo started just above her ankle and continued well past her kneecap to her thigh.
Creepy: Although the design was quite abstract, it had an animal-like appearance thanks to the claw-like edges
Spooky: The part of the tattoo on his thigh also resembled a bony bat wing, although it was considerably stylized
A photo showing the opposite leg of her pants slightly raised revealed that she also had a huge tattoo on the other leg with thick markings reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy.
She recently openly expressed her desire to continue modifying her body, although her social media posts about it seem to indicate that she is simply looking for a change and doesn’t have a lot of specific procedures to do.
After asking fans to suggest facial modifications, she noted in August 2022 that she was open to having “elf ear” surgery, which received a disapproving response from her ex Musk.
“The downside of elf ear surgery probably outweighs the upside,” he wrote, after she previously expressed concerns about the procedure’s permanence, as the cartilage in the ears is unlikely to grow back after surgery.
Outside of her critically acclaimed music, Grimes is best known to the general public for her former relationship with Twitter owner Elon Musk.
They started their relationship in 2018 and reportedly connected after learning they both came across the same pun on Twitter.
The ex-couple share two children, a son with a difficult-to-pronounce name X Æ A-Xii and a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl.
However, their son is nicknamed X and their daughter goes by Y (both pronounced like the letters).
‘I thought you were kidding’: Grimes revealed she ‘did something crazy’ by showing her bandaged face last year after saying she wanted elf ear surgery, though it’s not clear if that was the procedure she did
In the news: She and Elon Musk started their relationship in 2018 and reportedly hooked up after learning they both came up with the same pun on Twitter; seen in 2018
Odd: The ex-couple share two children, a son with a difficult-to-pronounce name X Æ A-Xii and a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl; seen in 2018
They welcomed X in May 2020 and Grimes revealed in September 2021 that they had “semi-separated”, although they still lived together while raising their child.
In January 2022, she revealed they were back together but “very fluid”, while sharing that they welcomed Y via surrogate in December 2021.
The couple broke up again in March 2022
Grimes and Musk were forced to change their son’s original name, X Æ A-12, because a California law prohibited them from naming the child a name with numbers, despite having it changed to a conforming version with Roman numerals.