Madison Vanderberg
February 01, 2018 12:07 pm

Fans getting lifelike tattoos of celebrity faces is nothing new, but when you see someone get a tattoo of a celebrity’s face on their own face, it is very reasonable to react to that tattoo with a resounding “Yikes.” Kelsy Karter is a New Zealand-born singer and bona fide Harry Styles stan, and with nearly 46,000 Instagram followers of her own, it’s likely that Karter and Styles could meet in real life. But until then, Karter got his face inked across her cheek. Sort of.

Karter went to popular Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste, who inks a lot of the Gen Z set (Tyler Oakley, members of The Vamps, James Charles, etc.) and who apparently revealed in his own Instagram Story that he couldn’t believe Karter was serious about this bizarre Styles-inspired ink.

Karter simply captioned the photo “Mama, look what i made me do.”

However, we now know that the tattoo is, in fact, not real.

Karter explained the whole thing—and the reason behind getting an intricately-detailed fake Styles tattoo—in the below YouTube video posted on January 2018. In a lot of ways, it came down to celebrating how much her life changed after she wrote the song “Harry” in April 2018.

Karter’s love for Styles is well-documented. Earlier this month she tweeted, “Finally know what I’m getting Harry for his birthday….” and also “it’s 2019 and harry Styles is still the best looking human.” Last year she told i-D magazine that she is determined to work with the One Direction star.

Who knows? Maybe this…interesting tattoo will grab Styles’ attention and they’ll do that collab she’s always wanted.