Celebrity tattoo artist reveals her best and worst clients… including one ‘rat bag’ rapper and a singer who left her with an incredible $800 tip
A Sydney-based tattoo artist has revealed how Post Malone was her ‘worst client’ as he ‘did her dirty’ by not looking after his fresh ink.
Speaking to 9Honey, the artist revealed how the heavily-inked musician, 27, came in to get a Playboy bunny tattooed on his face in 2018 but it quickly ended up patchy.
A Sydney-based Lauren Winzer (pictured) said US rapper Post Malone was a ‘little ratbag’ as he was ‘lazy’ with his tattoo care
‘I tattooed a Disney tattoo on his leg and then I did the Playboy Bunny on his face… he did me dirty on that one,’ she said.
When she saw him again a year later, he apologised for letting it fade.
‘He’s like, “I’m sorry, I didn’t put cream on it and I couldn’t stop picking at it”. And I was just like, “oh my God, that’s on your face and in photos everywhere!”‘.
‘He’s young and he’s partying, he’s definitely not looking after [his tattoos]… he’s a little ratbag,’ she added.
Lauren tattooed Post Malone’s famous Playboy bunny tattoo (pictured) but says he ‘didn’t look after it’
Lauren also did a Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tattoo on the rapper’s arm
However, Post Malone was soon forgiven and remains one of her favourite clients after flying her to Miami to meet one of her favourite artists, Lil Wayne.
Lauren also praised his ‘down to earth’ attitude, revealing she didn’t recognise him when they first met.
‘He introduced himself to everyone that worked at the shop… he really took the time to get to know everyone and was just super genuine,’ she says of the Sunflower hitmaker.
Among her other favourite celebs are Kelly Rowland, who left an $800 tip for ‘two tiny tattoos’.
However, it’s not been all plain sailing for Lauren, who faced vitriol from Game of Thrones fans who accused her of spoiling the ending after she tattooed a dire wolf with ‘the pack survives’ on Sophie Turner
She also loves to tattoo Miley Cyrus and says she ‘always has fun with her’ – revealing their first ever chat was about sex toys.
The Wrecking Ball star even flies her over to the US for new inks.
Both Miley’s sister Noah, and her former sister-in-law Elsa Pataky are also clients.
Lauren has also given multiple tattoos to Sophie’s husband Joe Jonas
Lauren put multiple tattoos on the Jonas brother – including Spongebob and SuperMario
Last year, Lauren recalled how she was flown over to Elsa and Chris Hemsworth Byron Bay home in 2016 so she could tattoo the Spanish actress and her friends – which at the time included Miley.
Lauren had nothing but praise for the Hemsworth clan, claiming the ‘entire family were just amazing’.
‘[Elsa] is such a legend. I’ve tattooed her family as well – they’re all just so nice. She’s a beautiful person, super lovely’ she told Daily Mail Australia at the time.
She also loves to tattoo Miley Cyrus and says she ‘always has fun with her’ – revealing their first ever chat was about sex toys
The Wrecking Ball star even flies her over to the US for new inks. Both Miley’s sister Noah, and her former sister-in-law Elsa Pataky are also clients
Elsa, Miley and friends got a tiny wave tattoo – which was drawn by surfer Kelly Slater – as a friendship symbol on each of their bodies.
Lauren went on to say that while she hasn’t tattooed Chris yet, there were plans to do so in recent months.
‘I was supposed to tattoo all the Thor guys, as me and Taika [Waititi, Thor Director] have been speaking for three years about doing it,’ she said.
‘I designed a tattoo – I think some of the crew got it, but we couldn’t tee it up. I really hope we do it one day.’
Lauren also covered Miley’s hands in tattoos (pictured) including and alien, watermelon and eye
She went on to add that she’s also trying to organise a tattoo with Taika’s wife, Rita Ora, in future.
Lauren also revealed that her celeb clients don’t get any special treatment and everyone is charged the same amount, except rude customers who get a $50 ‘a-hole’ tax added to their bill.
However, it’s not been all plain sailing for Lauren, who faced vitriol from Game of Thrones fans who accused her of spoiling the ending after she tattooed a dire wolf with ‘the pack survives’ on Sophie Turner.
The artist claims she had never seen the show and didn’t recognise Sophie at the time.
She’s also turned down Sam Smith who DMed her on Instagram asking for a tattoo session because she wasn’t licensed to ink him in his hotel room.
Lauren (right) has also inked celeb personal trainer Jono Castano