What better way to soothe the soul following heartbreak, than lying down on a leather bed as a tattoo artist prods your bare chest with a needle for three days, right?
While it might not be the most common way to cure the heart, Justin Bieber has just shown the world his love of tattoos by posting a shirtless selfie of himself proudly displaying his inked-up torso and his love of God.
Writing about his ‘canvas’ (otherwise known as his body), the 24-year-old singer captioned the snap of his tats: ‘If tattooed didn’t hurt everyone would have them. Well maybe not every one!! 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,’ he added about his tattoos, inked by famed tattoo artist Bang Bang.
No, Justin. Fun is eating a family-size bag of Doritos or buying a new pair of shoes on offer. Fun isn't being poked at with a piece of metal for almost a week – think man!
Last October, Bang Bang revealed it took 26 hours to complete his torso masterpiece, spread out over three consecutive days.
'@justinbieber Thank you for the trust,' he wrote. '26 hours over 3 consecutive days is the most I’ve ever tattooed anyone in my 13 year career. You’re tough as nails man!' the tattoo artist wrote on Instagram.
That tattoo incorporated many of Bieber's preexisting tattoos including a lion on his chest and a cross over his sternum and has several nods to Christianity.
On his torso and arms, you can spy a slew of inks, including the words ‘Son of God’, ‘Forgive’, ‘Believe’ for his song and ‘Purpose’ for his album.
He also has a menagerie of animals - a lion, a bear, a tiger an eagle and an owl-on his person. There's also a castle, eyes, clouds and various odds and ends.
The newly-single star also has a I, IX, VII and V on him, which is supposed to represent the 1975, the year his mother Pattie Mallette and father Jeremy Bieber were born.
Fortunately, the singer hasn’t had the name ‘Selena Gomez’ tattooed on his body yet (to our knowledge, at least) which is probably a good idea given their on/off status at the moment.
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