From the second these photos started to circulate, the internet has been desperately trying to figure out what this could mean, especially given that he's reportedly recording new music right now. Also on the top of people's minds: What exactly is this design? Are they tiger stripes? Zebra stripes? A map? An ode to Mike Tyson, or Dennis Rodman, or Tony the Tiger? Maybe a declaration of the deliciousness of zebra cakes?
There's no official word yet on who's behind this particular change, but there's a good chance it's Ibn Jasper, West's longtime barber who shaved six arrows into his hair way back in 2014. And speaking of, West has rocked intricately shaved designs like this one before, including one that recalled the art of Keith Haring, and a rather elegant swirl design for the 2005 Grammys.
While the internet continues to speculate, we know that if there's one person who's most likely going to explain what's behind this new look, it's someone whose name rhymes with Tim Tardashian.
Refinery29 has reached out to Jasper and will update this story when we hear back.