the recently released netflix film spenser confidential stars tattooed rockstar post malone and a former rapper who has had several tatoos removed, mark wahlberg. a huffington post article by ron dicker describes an interview that wahlberg had with james corden. this was the headline…
Mark Wahlberg Says He Advised Post Malone To Remove His Tattoos
the “spenser confidential” star said “maturity” and “sensibility” compelled him to get rid of his own [tattoos].
mark wahlberg before he got rid of his tattoos
wahlberg recounted a painful five years getting his eight or nine tattoos erased
u know what? he’s now since added more to his face.
since refers to the time that passed from their conversation about tattoos until wahlberg’s interview with james corden. the first verse of post malone’s popular song congratulations uses since twice. listen at :21 in the video below…
my momma called, seen you on tv, son
said shit done changed ever since we was on
i dreamed it all ever since I was young
they said I wouldn’t be nothing
now they always say, “congratulations”
seen is incorrect grammatically, but a common substitution for saw. shit in this context means things. done changed emphasizes the magnitude of a change. ever before since is for emphasis too. wouldn’t be nothing is a double negative that is also considered bad grammar, but typical, especially in popular music.
dicker’s article offers an explanation as to why post has tattooed his face so much. in an article in gq, malone…
bared his soul about his face tattoos…calling himself an “ugly mother fucker” and suggesting he got the ink done to help his self-esteem.
bared his soul means post was totally honest. mother fucker is a hard, vulgar insult; use it with discretion 🧐
samuel jackson is famous for saying lines that include mother fucker, but not as mace windu
get ink done is another way to say get a tattoo. it is used by the offspring in the lyrics to their hit pretty fly (for a white guy). listen at 2:07 for…
now he’s gettin’ a tattoo, yeah, he’s gettin’ ink done
malone admits his affinity for tattoos might come from insecurity.
…i don’t like how i look, so i’m going to put something cool on there so i can look at myself and say, ‘u look cool, kid,’ and have a modicum of self-confidence when it comes to my appearance.
a modicum is a small amount. when it comes to is used to talk about a specific point, in this case, post malone’s appearance.
is post malone less of an ugly mother fucker with his face tattoos?
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