It’s been less than a week since Justin Bieber revealed a bunch of new tattoos on his right arm and the inked-up singer is at it again, adding close to a dozen more tats in what appears to be a nearly complete half-sleeve that he is obviously very thrilled with. The 20-year-old took to Instagram on March 25, 2014 to debut nearly a dozen new tattoos on his right arm, in addition to the five or so fresh sleeve tattoos the Biebs showed off on that same arm just last week. In one of his new Instagram pictures, the pop star is posing with the tattoo artist responsible for Justin’s impressive new ink, and the caption says: “Love!!!! @seunghyunjotattoos great job man.” We knew the Biebs was itching for another full sleeve, but this is crazy! Read about all of Justin Bieber’s tattoos in his half-sleeve below.
We caught a glimpse of Bieber’s first round of new tattoos in a series of pictures the singer quietly posted to Instagram last week, following a mammoth tattoo session at a Toronto recording studio with Forever Young Ink that lasted until 5:00 in the morning on March 15. This second round of Justin Bieber tattoos was apparently done courtesy of the same tattoo artist, a guy named Seunghyun Jo of Forever Young Ink in Canada. Following the first tattoo session, Seunghyun Jo captioned an image of him and JB: “Thanks @justinbieber for inviting me to your studio! It was a long night of tattooing you but worth it!!” The new tattoos in Justin Bieber’s half-sleeve include the following:
- A large smiling Korean mask inked on the inside of Justin’s right forearm
- The word “Trust” inked in the same font and the same location as Justin’s “Believe” tattoo on his left arm
- A large, cartoonish old-school boom box with music notes next to Justin’s Kanji tattoo meaning “music”
- A pretty crude-looking Magic 8-Ball next to Justin’s infamous Banksy “Balloon Girl” tattoo
- A mean-looking cartoon ghost from the Mario Brothers video game
- A small black spade cards symbol next to Justin’s star and diamond wrist tattoos
- Two pound signs/hashtags next to Justin’s “trust” and boom box tattoos
- Scales filling in the space between the tats on his forearm and his wrist
- A series of letters just below Justin’s mask tattoo that translate to “Bieber” in Korean
- A black image on the outside of his right hand that looks like a heart or shooting star
While Justin’s left sleeve is a mix of animals – including a koi fish, tiger, owl and eagle tattoos – the singer appears to have drawn inspiration from his love for graffiti artwork when deciding on tattoos for his right sleeve. In addition to the tattoos he revealed this week, Justin Bieber’s tattoos on his right arm include a graffiti-style cartoon scene featuring a star with X’s for eyes, a red heart, a cartoon hand throwing a peace sign, a cartoon face and a diamond tat on his wrist. Justin is clearly obsessed with getting new tattoos, but he is apparently planning to take a break from getting inked for the time being. In the final tattoo pic he posted to Instagram, his caption read: “Done with tats 4 a while…Where I wanna be…” Once a tattoo addict, always a tattoo addict though, and we can’t imagine it will be very long before Justin decides to complete his right-arm sleeve!
The two ♯♯ signs next to the Trust and Boombox tattoos could mean Sharp.
On a music staff ♯=Sharp, ♭=flat, and ♮=natural.
(5 years as a band geek in school FTW)
I actually like this one better than JB’s first sleeve (other than the balloon girl which is just plain poor work). At least there is some attempt at a theme (old school graffiti) and continuity. His left sleeve is so f’ing random – an owl, an eyeball, a medieval knight – what the hell?