"go prick thy face,and over-red thy fear" meaning?

Macbeth act 5

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Well, there are ten thousand men coming to kick Macbeth’s butt and whoever else remains in the castle. The messenger is so scared, he is ghostly white. Macbeth tells him to “prick” or draw blood from his cheeks to hide his cowardly white complexion. Macbeth is such a nice guy!