'I wear my heart on my cheek': Kiwi singer Kelsy Karter explains Harry Styles face tattoo

Kiwi singer Kelsy Karter says her inability to do anything "half-arse" was one of the main drivers behind her decision to get pop star Harry Styles' face tattooed on her own.

The giant inking takes up most of Karter's right cheek, and also features his initials in a small love heart.

Appearing on The Edge on Tuesday, Karter explained how her love for the One Direction star led to her getting the tattoo.

"I'm a big fan of Harry and I'm not afraid to express it!" she laughed. "I honestly just don't really know how to do anything half-arse."

The tattoo comes out at the same time as the release of Karter's latest music video 'Harry', something she jokes is "completely unrelated".

"I'm just out here making music, making history, making rock 'n' roll," she says.

"I just wear my heart on my cheek, and I couldn't really control what way it goes from there."

Last year, the Los Angeles-based musician gushed about her feelings for Styles, dubbing herself a "female version" of him.

"He was the poppiest of pop stars, and then he went off on his own and made a classic rock album," she said in an interview with iD.

"He's introduced the kids to the kind of music I want to make. For that, I'm really grateful. I also just want his career. I feel like I'm a female version - I really want to work with him.

"Let's work, Harry. Where you at?"

Styles has yet to publicly acknowledge the extreme fan art.