The rapper has a couple of reason for keeping a clean slate.
Playboi Carti came through Real 92.3 to chop it up about the culture. The subject of face tattoos came up when the rapper was asked if he would ever get one. Carti seemed to have had put much thought into his decision to keep his face free of tattoos
The first reason he gave for not wanting this type of ink was his birthmark.
" I never need 'em, you know what I mean? I already have a birthmark, it's kind of big. It don't even make sense for me to get face tats. Like, you know what I'm sayin'? I was never into 'em."
The second reason was described as an "easy call." Playboi's decision was reinforced by the preferences expressed by "the ladies."
"People be telling me [not to get tattoos]. You know, I like females."
For clarification, he was asked, "Do you get girls that tell you that?" Carti responded, "That's all they say."
The subject of face tattoos bears a whole new meaning with the newest generation of rappers. Older folk remember how controversial Mike Tyson's ink was or even how many people first perceived Gucci Mane's infamous ice cream cone tat. Nowadays, face tattoos have become a kind of expectation. Playboi Carti is pushing a counter-culture to what had previously been considered counter-culture. The irony is amusing.