Justin Bieber's Tattoos & its Meanings [PHOTOS]

By Riza Ornos
March 6, 2014 6:42 PM EST

Justin Bieber's Tattoos & its Meanings [PHOTOS]

Thanks to his erratic behavior, Canadian superstar Justin Bieber is more famous than ever! The "Baby" singer can't seem to get his act together and is now in detention following his arrest in Miami Beach last month.


The 20-year-old singer was asked to reveal his extensive body art collection to the police for documentation. Now the images of Justin's tattoos are all over the Internet including some snaps of the singer pulling his trousers up to his leg ink can be seen.


Here's the list of Justin's tattoos and its meanings.


Small Bird Tattoo- Hip


Bieber's first tat, the small bird represents the seagull from the fable "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." The ink is the singer's attempt to follow his father's footsteps and is inked on many male members of the Bieber's family. Justin was 16 when he got his first tattoo and it was done in Toronto in March 2010.


Hebrew Tattoo - Ribcage


Justin's second tattoo, is a Hebrew word for "Jesus" and is inked vertically down the singer's ribcage just below his left armpit. The "Yeshua" tat matches the Hebrew tat of his dad, Jeremy Bieber. The singer is a devout Christian and often find inspiration in reciting Hebrew prayers before performing on his concerts.


Jesus Tattoo - Leg Leg


Another testament of Justin's Christian upbringing is an image of Jesus on his left leg. The tat is a classic pic of Jesus with a crown of thorns and halo above his head. The tat also shows the influence of his dad as he also have a number of religious tattoos in his body.


Praying Hands Tattoo - Left Leg


Another sign of Justin's religious side is the black and white praying hands tattoo on his left leg just below the image of Jesus. According to some people, the praying hands tattoos means that the person believes in the power of God and prayer.


"Believe" Tattoo - Left Arm


Inspired by his recent album "Believe," the tat is inked on the inside of his left arm. He revealed the ink during his interview on the David Letterman show on June 20, 2012. The singer decided to immortalize his album by having the word permanently inked on his body.


"Love" Tattoo - Right Arm


Inspired by ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, the "love" tat got a lot of heads spinning when he revealed on Jan. 14, 2014. This is Justin's 27th ink and it's located on the inside of his right forearm. The new tattoo is a simple black Gothic font and the letters are written vertically.


Large Cross Tattoo - Chest


Justin's dad accidentally revealed his 29th tat when he posted a photo of Justin and his brother in bed on his Twitter account. The black and white ink is located in the center of his chest.


Forgive Tattoo - Waist


Shortly after the large cross tattoo, Justin's black "forgive" tattoo is on his right hip and this is his latest tat. The 30th ink on the singer's body is like a message to the world as he seeks forgiveness for all his actions.


The "Beauty and the Beat" singer's other tattoos include a Japanese symbol on his right arm which means music, crown tattoo on his chest, owl tattoo left forearm, roses to praying hands, Indian head hockey team logo on his left shoulder blade, a Roman numeral tat that represents his mother and a Greek symbol for Christ on his left forearm.


The singer also have a Koi fish and tiger tatoo on his left arm and bicep, angel tat on his wrist, a knight holding a sword on his left arm, a castle with crashing waves on his half sleeve, bleeding globe on the cross on his half sleeve, an eyeball on his left elbow, rose on his left arm, angel wing on his left arm inner bicep, Psalm ink on his right shoulder, eagle on his left should and arm, star inside of his left arm, a jester on his right arm and a compass is left arm.





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