Lil Peep has tragically passed away (Picture: Swan Gallet/WWD/REX/Shutterstock)
, who was slated to bring ’emo’ back with his fast-rising emotional tracks, has died aged 21.
He had a vast collection of personal tattoos covering his body which he said had ‘become a part of me’.
The American-born artist’s tattoos helped defined his style, which was picked up by the worlds of fashion as well as music, and in a recent video the star, whose real name was Gustav Åhr, spoke about how he found inspiration for tattoos from his day-to-day life.
In a video for GQ, the rapper explained how his tattoos were inspired by the rich grounding of his family life, through to the intense creativity of his work and his personal relationships.
‘I have a weird definition of family, it’s not he same as everyone else’s. I got my son, right here on my leg. But my son is a doll that I bought at a store, and his name is Meep,’ he told the magazine.
He confessed at another point: ‘I did not always know I was gonna get tattoos. The first one I got was this big one right here. It’s my mum’s birthday, her initials, so that she wouldn’t get mad at me because it was my first tattoo when I was 14’.
‘Whenever something’s going wrong in my life I call my mum, I stress her the fuck out,’ he says, pointing to his first inking.
His other tattoos included a representation of his first mixtape, and his message to fans was that ‘if you like how people look when they’re all covered in tattoos then you should be covered in tattoos’.
‘If I woke up and didn’t have any of my tattoos on I would cry.
‘My tattoos have become a part of me, when I look in the mirror I just see my face’.
Lil Peep recently released his first full-length LP, Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One) in August, after a string of self-released mixtapes.
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