JUSTIN Bieber got hitched to Hailey back in 2018 – but still has a touching tattoo tribute to his ex inked on him.
Despite having millions in the bank, the pop star hasn’t got around to lasering off the portrait of his former flame Selena Gomez.
What is Justin Bieber’s tattoo of Selena Gomez?
In the midst of their infamous relationship, Justin decided to prove his love for his former girlfriend Selena with a tattoo.
Taking inspiration from an Elle magazine photoshoot of her in 2012, the Love Yourself singer inked her portrait on his left wrist.
Adorably adding wings, he depicted his ex as an angel while building on his sleeve in April 2013, four years after he first met Selena.
Amid the ongoing drama between her and his wife Hailey Bieber, fans claim to have spotted Justin showing off the tattoo.
In snaps he shared to Instagram following his birthday on March 1, 2023, he sported a grey sweater – with the left sleeve rolled up.
Beliebers also claim that an intricate rose tattoo on his neck is also in homage to Selena, as they spotted a faint S inside it.
Internet sleuths believe it could be in reference to his ex’s favorite flower – which he lavished on her when he threw her a 20th birthday bash in 2012.
What has Justin Bieber said about his tattoos?
The ink-obsessed musician revealed he had tried to cover up his tribute to Selena in a 2016 interview with GQ.
While showing off his tats and explaining their meanings, Justin briefly touched on his attempt to disguise the artwork after the couple split.
He said: “Uh, this is my ex-girlfriend. So I kinda try to cover her face up with some shading but people still know.”
However, the 29-year-old’s apparent efforts did little to conceal his former lover’s face.
In an Instagram post in April 2018, Justin declared he did not regret a single tattoo he had ever gotten.
He wrote in the caption: “If tattoos didn’t hurt everyone would have them. Well maybe not everyone!
“Over a hundred hours of hard work on my body and I wouldn’t take back a single one. I absolutely love art and I’ve made my body a canvas and it’s so much fun.”
The Grammy Award winner then doubled down on his comments in a sitdown with fellow child star Demi Lovato during her hosting gig on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March 2020.
He told her: “I think they all tell a story at the end of the day. Even if it’s like not your favorite – it was a part of me at that time.”
What other tattoos does Justin Bieber have?
Justin got bit by the tattoo bug at the tender age of 16, but still hasn’t slowed down yet.
He got his first tattoo – a seagull – in March 2010 to celebrate his birthday. He shares this tattoo, along with the word Yeshua, with his dad.
The Prince of Pop has acquired over 60 tattoos all over his body – but wants to keep his hands blank so he can look smart in a suit.
Justin also has several tributes to his devotion to God – including a pair of praying hands on his leg, similar to one which Selena also has.
He also has inkings of several Bible verses, various crosses all over his body, the words “Son of God” across his torso, and even a portrait of Jesus himself on his calf.
The singer also pays tribute to his mom with two tattoos: the Roman numerals of her birth year over his collarbone and her watchful eye on his arm.
On his torso, Justin has an eagle, a proud lion, and a bear; along with a cross, a series of Biblical scenes, and the word “Purpose” which is a tribute to his 2015 album.
His arms are also completely covered in tattoos with more Biblical scenes, various roses which are supposedly fillers for his sleeve tattoos, a tiger, a knight, and the cross where Jesus was crucified.