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Jared Leto’s face tattoo ambition

Actor Jared Leto likes to leave his hair long and free of hair dye when he’s not shooting a movie.

Jared Leto is planning on getting a face tattoo one day.

The actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman already has several pieces of body art, including the Alchemy symbol for air on each of his elbows as well as the Latin phrase "Provehito in altum” (Launch forth into the deep), the motto of his band, on his chest. The star’s not done with his collection yet, and is considering a new inking in the most prominent place of all – his face.

“You don’t want a tattoo that looks like you’ve had a weekend in Vegas,” he laughed to Britain’s InStyle magazine. “But if I found that right design, I’d like to get a face tattoo one day – I think they’re super beautiful. At the moment, I’ve got two ancient symbols on my arms that represent air and the spirit of the world, and a bunch of others all over my body.”

The 44-year-old happily transforms his appearance for his numerous movie roles, including donning fake tattoos and green hair for his role as The Joker in Suicide Squad and spraying his hair white for the part of Angel Face in 1999’s Fight Club. Though when he’s not working, Jared prefers to give his tresses a break from hair dye.

“My hair has been pretty much every colour there is, but I kind of like that,” he shurgged. “When it’s not dyed for a film, I just leave it long. As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Jared is now a pro at styling his famous locks for red carpet appearances, and has been known to rock everything from a man bun to a mohawk. But when it comes to screen make-up he’s not so confident, and admits he found it a challenge to plan his looks for his Oscar-winning role as transgender woman Rayon in 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club.

“The first thing I tried was red lipstick and blue eyeshadow together, so basically the biggest rookie mistake ever. Playing Rayon definitely taught me what it feels like to wear heels and do your make-up every day,” he smiled.

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