Pop star Austin Mahone is basically a miniature Justin Bieber, and now the 18-year-old has joined the ranks of the Biebs and plenty of other lucky celebrities that have been immortalized in tattoos inked on the bodies of their biggest fans. Austin took to Instagram on June 15 to show off a picture of a die-hard Austin Mahone fan who got the pop star’s signature and name tattooed on her chest, just below her left collarbone. Austin was obviously impressed by the ink and captioned the photo “amazing,” but we’re wondering if this girl will still find the ink amazing five years from now…
Okay, so Austin Mahone may be nearly identical to Justin Bieber in image and musical style, but there is one big thing that sets the two singers apart: tattoos. Austin has exactly zero tattoos to Justin’s 47 or so, and has said in the past that he’ll never get tatted, but that doesn’t mean the 18-year-old doesn’t enjoy seeing his name in ink on another person’s body. And we have to say that this girl’s fan tattoo is ten times better than the “Baby” lyrics a 24-year-old girl from the UK had inked on her thigh to win tickets to the MTV EMA awards in 2011, accompanied by the signature of a Justin Bieber look-alike.
Still, much like Rita Ora consistently rejects the comparisons to fellow pop star and tattoo lover Rihanna, Austin Mahone is getting tired of being compared to Justin Bieber. And who can blame him, since the Biebs seems to be nothing short of toxic these days? In a recent sit-down with the Associated Press, Austin had this to say about the comparison: “I can kind of see where they’re coming from, but at the same time, it’s kind of obnoxious. They see a young kid who sings and dances and…they’re like, ‘Oh, another Justin Bieber.’ Like, you don’t even know. You don’t know me. You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.”
Assumptions or not, Austin Mahone does seem to look and act an awful lot like Justin Bieber, minus the DUI arrest, graffiti controversies and assault charges, that is. So now we’re just wondering when Austin will change his mind and get his first tattoo!