“R selfies are already obsolete”, Grimes early on Friday (September 23) as she shared a new photo of her face. In the photo Grimes (b. Claire Boucher, 34) sported wet hair with two visible braided tails. Her lips, slightly plump and full, were pinkish-blue and she wore some orange-yellow makeup around her eyes. “I’m seriously considering getting a white ink tattoo on my face next week,” she added in the caption of the Instagram post. “Any ideas? It feels like it’s time.”
Her followers cheered her on. “You have a uniquely beautiful face, I hope the tattoo will only make it better!” added artist Kirill Mintsev. “Doll”, added drag artist Aquariums. “Love the eye makeup,” one fan added, while another said, “Yeah, do it. Sure.” “Yeah, if anyone could pull off that look, it would be you!!!” “Love you freaky alien beauty!!!!!” joked yet another fan.
There were those who told her not to go with them. “Don’t, I’d say you’re as beautiful as you are,” wrote one fan. Others simply advised caution. “Try a temp first,” one follower commented alongside hearts and crying emojis. “If you like it, then you’re ready to commit! Just remember that at some point age will defy gravity.” The most devoted among her fans urged her to remember her natural beauty. “Grimes, you’re too pretty to change your face permanently,” one commented. “I’m not saying mess with perfection.”
The selfie comes about a week after Grimes tweeted that she “I’ve gone crazy.” The message accompanied a photo of her swollen face, all bandaged. She lay wearing what appeared to be a hospital gown. The photo showed some light bruises on Grimes’ face, but she didn’t make it clear what she’d done. Some fans speculated that she had undergone elf ear surgery since Grimes tweeted over the summer that she was interested in the procedure. “Has anyone done 11 ear mods with good results?” she tweeted, per Vanity scholarship. “I’m afraid ear cartilage is difficult to heal. Especially as a musician, this surgery seems risky, but I’ve wanted it all my life. Curious about people’s experiences!”
Amid all the talk about body modification, Grimes gave fans a glimpse of her and Elon Muskhis 9 month old daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk. My daughter dances to techno over this copy of The Birth of Tragedy by Nietzsche,” she captioned a photo of the toddler. Exa wore a pink headband and a black onesie as she leaned over the aforementioned philosophy book. Exa is the child between Elon and Grimes. They welcomed their son, X AE A-XIIin May 2020.
Grimes revealed in March that she and Elon had a second child, four months after Exa’s birth. “Her full name is Exa Dark Sideræl Musk,” she said in a… Vanity Fair interview. “Exa is a reference to the supercomputer term exaFLOPS (the ability to perform 1 trillion floating point operations per second). Dark is meanwhile ‘the unknown’. People are afraid of it, but it’s really the absence of photons. Dark matter is the beautiful mystery of our universe.”